Forest collaborates with GaiaRecycle
GaiaRecycle™ LLC, a provider of organic waste
recycling systems, announced that it has signed a memorandum
of understanding and launched a comprehensive pilot project with
Wake Forest University to evaluate GaiaRecycle’s functionality,
performance and operating procedures for processing and diverting
on-site food scraps and other organic waste at the university’s
campus in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
During the pilot project, GaiaRecycle is jointly collaborating
with Wake Forest University and ARAMARK, its food service management
partner, to evaluate the effectiveness of on-site food scraps
and organic waste reduction and reuse of the output material.
The GaiaRecycle system is being evaluated as a solution for diverting
the university’s waste stream that currently goes to a landfill,
and converting waste into to a reusable resource for campus landscaping
GaiaRecycle features modular systems and plant-level implementations,
ranging from 220 pounds per day to 2 tons per day, with patented
technology that accelerates the organic decomposition process
based on drying, sterilizing and grinding food scraps and organic
waste while reducing waste volume and weight by up to 90 percent
during its 8 to 11 hours processing cycle. GaiaRecycle also offers
an anaerobic digestion solution for producing clean, renewable
energy from organic waste to process organic solids with the
goal of a zero-impact to landfills.
Wake Forest University’s primary dining facility, managed and
operated by ARAMARK, provides meal services three times per day
to the campus’ full-time residential students, seven days per
week. The GaiaRecycle organic waste recycling system will be
used to process the waste stream, and its soil amendment and
water output products will be analyzed for possible reuse in
the campus composting program and for Wake Forest’s landscaping
and community garden use.