Excrement can produce a real problem for sewage treatment plants. In order to ensure public health and safety, these products must be handled with care. Disposing of biosolids (treated sludge) and sewer sludge effectively requires proper storage, transportation, and an approved outlet.
The first step in any biosolid or sludge management program is an effective storage plan. Storage solutions that meet your processing plant's needs allow you to treat waste on a schedule that makes sense for your company.
Proper storage is integral to the disposal of your biosolids and sludge waste. You must ensure that your storage solution can accommodate the type of waste you are housing. Lagoons or holding tanks are best for liquid waste, while confined hoppers or stockpiles should be available for solid housing waste.
These storage solutions should allow for the easy loading of excess waste so that you can transport the biosolid and sludge to its final disposal destination.
Getting rid of treated biosolids and sludge can pose a challenge for treatment facilities. These waste products must be hauled to off-site destinations where they can be disposed of properly. Facilitating the transportation process requires that you have access to the right equipment.
You will likely need a conveyor belt or pump to get the waste into a mobile dump trailers like those offered by Duffield Hauling INC. The mobile dump trailers you use should meet minimum government specifications for the hauling of waste and attach easily to a traditional semi truck. Using a traditional semi to haul your biosolids and sludge prevents the need for costly permits as you transport waste from one location to another.
Working with a company that specializes in the loading, transportation and disposal of waste products can eliminate the need for you to take care of the logistical side of your waste disposal plan.
Biosolids can be recycled and given valuable uses within the community. Planning to transport your biosolids to a site where they can be recycled will help you create a more efficient waste management plan.
Work closely with your loading and transportation company to identify agricultural lands that would benefit from the fertilizing and composting properties of biosolids. Many disposal companies maintain contact with farmers and ranchers who are willing to accept delivery of biosolids and sludge for use in land applications.
Recycling in this manner can be a simple and effective way to properly dispose of the biosolids and sludge generated by your waste treatment facility.