Class A Sludge Compost Give Away in Fortuna, CA.

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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 07:59:28 -0400
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Subject: Sludge Watch ==> City of Fortuna Calif: sewage sludge compost
give away only to those willing to sign liability waiver
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Environmentalists have been talking about the risks associated with the use of sewage sludge compost as a soil

Now Fortuna California is giving away its sludge compost only to people willing to waive the City's liability for the


Fortuna gives away compost

The Times-Standard

Posted: 09/14/2011

Fortuna is giving away free compost to residents while supplies last.  
The compost is Cal-EPA 503 Regulation Class A exceptional quality composted biosolids, according to the city. The
material looks, feels, smells and has an agronomic value of commercially available compost products. It has also met
the most stringent requirements of the California Environmental Protection Agency.  

The amount of compost a landowner is eligible for is based on a formula to ensure established water quality standards.

For example, a 30-foot by 30-foot yard would have an application rate of 2.57 cubic yards of compost, or about one
pickup load. Residents should be prepared to provide the approximate length and width of the area where the compost
will be used.  The giveaway is available through Sept. 30.

Compost will be available for pickup Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon at the city's wastewater
treatment facility at 180 Dinsmore Drive. Landowners are asked to park and check-in at the office.  

Before receiving the compost, recipients will need to sign a waiver of liability.  

For more information, call 725-7650 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.                            


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