PacifiClean builds compost facility in Washington
PacifiClean Environmental LLC was selected by the city of Seattle to enter contract negotiations to recycle curbside organic materials under a new contract. These materials will be processed at a state-of-the art facility in Kittitas County into retail compost products and a line of soil amendments for Central and Eastern Washington’s agricultural community. The facility also intends to develop alternative energy by capturing the renewable natural gas from organic biodegradation.
The international team behind this effort also includes Organic Soil Solutions, a private investment firm managed by J. Stephan Banchero, Jr., an environmental entrepreneur. For the past 40 years, Banchero has developed cutting edge recycling companies specializing in the recovery of automotive, marine and industrial fluids, clean energy, as well as commercial and residential organic waste processing. These environmental ventures have created over 500 green jobs throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The state-of-the-art facility in central Washington will begin receiving organic material from the region in 2014 or 2015. This material will be converted into nutrient-rich compost that the area’s growing agricultural communities can use in their operations to provide more organic products to the region, reducing the amount of fertilizer needed and adding vital organic material to the soil.
Compostable material will be hauled in trucks using 80 percent compressed natural gas to reduce fossil fuel emissions.
New jobs are also anticipated with 20 new workers planned for the facility, strengthening the local economy through increased employment and tax revenue.