Everything we do is designed to provide some environmental benefit. By serving as a major processor of food wastes, we eliminate the need for these wastes to be diverted to less environmentally preferable landfills or incinerators. Our process also eliminates the greenhouse gases and other emissions that would be produced if the wastes were landfilled or incinerated. Because we produce an organic fertilizer we help to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers that gradually reduce the health of agricultural soils and pollute our water supplies.
Yes. At the heart of our business is a mission to help address global environmental challenges using localized solutions that meet the needs of host communities. We do this in part by building facilities that generate tax revenue for the host community and provide 15 to 20 full-time jobs.
Our facilities are designed to operate around the clock, 365 days a year. Organic wastes are always available and the microbes that do all the work never sleep! The facilities are staffed at all times by highly trained personnel who ensure that operations continue without interruption or disruption.
No. One of the benefits of the aerobic digestion process is that unlike a landfill or composting facility it does not produce methane.
The processing of organic wastes in our digestion tanks relies on microbes that occur naturally. The temperature and oxygen levels maintained in the tanks are ideal conditions for microbe propagation and digestion activity.
No. Inside a Converted Organics facility the noise level is well below OSHA thresholds established for worker safety. At the facility property line operations will not be audible above normal background noise.
The HTLC process includes five steps. First, solid and liquid wastes are delivered to a fully enclosed facility. Second, the wastes are blended and screened to remove non-organic materials such as metal and glass. Third, naturally occurring bacteria “digest” the wastes in large tanks. The introduction of extra oxygen greatly accelerates the process compared to traditional composting. Fourth, the digested wastes are dried (solids) or concentrated (liquids). The fifth and final step is packaging of the solid and liquid products for wholesale and retail distribution.
A Converted Organics facility can process solid and liquid organic wastes from a variety of sources, including produce handlers, food processors, supermarkets, farmers’ markets, restaurants, hospitals, and airlines.
Converted Organics uses a technology known as High Temperature Liquid Compost, or HTLC. The technology quickly processes organic waste into high value biostimulants. The technology has been employed for decades to treat wastewater.
Converted Organics Inc. is a publicly held company that builds facilities to manufacture organic ”biostimulants.” Biostimulants are used in place of chemical fertilizers to grow healthy crops.
Chemical fertilizers have been around since the end of World War II and were developed only because there was an abundance of ammonium nitrate left over from making bombs.
Going organic is the natural choice if you care about the environment, healthy living, clean chemical free water, safety for children’s play areas, nutritious produce, soil restoration and doing it the way nature intended.
The answer is no. It is actually less expensive over the course of the entire growing season because fewer applications are needed. Chemical fertilizer regiments usually require a treatment or application every four weeks because they do not provide nutrients for extended periods of time. They leach, run off and break down quickly and although they provide good color they do not last. Competitive pricing, good coverage and fewer applications result in less cost over a full growing season when you use organic fertilizer.
No. Converted Organics fertilizer is not made from manure or sludge- based products that are typically associated with offensive odor. Our process, which is an accelerated composting process, removes all odor. Our fertilizer is odorless and will not become odorous after watering or sitting exposed to extreme sun and heat.
Yes. Converted Organics all natural fertilizers are made from organic ingredients. There are no synthetic chemicals used in our process and no harmful synthetic chemicals in our products. We do not require any protective clothing or eye protection to be worn when applying. There are no warning flags to be placed on the lawn and no required waiting periods before it is safe to resume activity on lawns and play areas. Converted Organics fertilizers are so safe that kids and pets can play even when fertilizer is being applied.
Yes. There are no synthetic chemicals in our fertilizer. The nutrients are derived from all natural organic ingredients and actually enrich and become part of the soil. Converted Organics fertilizers work in harmony with nature and will not contaminate ground water, the source of our drinking water. Our fertilizer will not leach or run off. Converted Organics fertilizer is not only safe, it is also beneficial to the environment.
Converted Organics fertilizer is prilled to a specific size granular that will work with most spreaders. Simply follow spreader recommendations on the package. You can also safely apply our products by hand. You do not have to be concerned with over applying – no chemicals mean it won’t burn the grass or the roots. When using organic fertilizer for the first time we recommend a double dose of approximately 10 lbs. of fertilizer per 1,000 sq.ft., and all subsequent applications should be applied at a rate of 5 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft. This is done to stimulate the soil and jump start the soil enrichment recovery process.
Not only do they work as well, the green up will last longer. Organic fertilizers feed the soil by enriching it with nutrients and organic matter. When the plant calls for nutrition it sends a signal to the soil and the soil delivers the nutrients to the plant. This is the way nature intended it to work. You have to be a little patient – it will take about 7 days to see the results of the fertilizer application (green up). However, it will continue to feed the grass for 8 to 10 weeks. The roots will be deeper and stronger, the color will last longer, the soil will be built up and the nutritional value will be restored. All this with fewer applications each season.
Chemical fertilizers feed the plant, not the soil. They provide a highly concentrated amount of nitrogen to the plant resulting in instant green up (2 to 3 days), but the effectiveness doesn’t last. Organic fertilizers feed the soil, break down slowly and feed the plant only the amount of nutrients that the plant calls for. When you purchase a 40 lb bag of chemical fertilizer with a NPK value of 29-2-4 you are getting 35% synthetic chemical nutrients and 65% or 26 Lbs. of inert ingredients that contribute nothing. When you purchase a bag of Converted Organics 8-1-4 NPK you get 14% all natural usable nutrients and 86% organic matter that enriches and restores the microbial activity in the soil.
Yes. Converted Organics fertilizer is a slow release fertilizer that depends on microbial activity to break it down. Because of this slow release characteristic our fertilizer won’t leach into the surrounding water. Converted Organics fertilizer is attracted to the ground and actually becomes one with the soil and consequently it will not readily run off. You can apply Converted Organics fertilizer to water’s edge; however, we do recommend that you check the weather prior to application to ensure that there are no downpours forecasted immediately after you intend to spread the fertilizer. Our water supply is too precious to risk any further contamination.