Managing Difficult or Unusual Feedstocks
“Non-Traditional Feedstocks and Customers” is a subject very familiar to A1 Organics. Unlike many composting facilities who compost 1 or 2 feedstock types, A1 composts around 30 different feedstock inputs. Included in this list is cannabis. A1 originally served as Colorado’s authorized destruction facility for confiscated illegal marijuana. Composting of cannabis expanded with Colorado’s decision to first allow medical marijuana, and then again with the creation of a new “Rocky Mountain High” following the legalization of recreational use. Now new expansion is being presented with changes related to Hemp production. A1 has been involved in composting of these wastes, as well as creating and marketing of products related to these non-traditional feedstocks and customers. In this brief presentation, Bob will share some insights and challenges associated with both ends of this spectrum.