Developing a process map for planning, initiating and operating municipal biosolids composting utilization programs in Southern Manitoba

Thumbnail Image
Anseeuw, Carmen
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
The study objectives were to identify the best practice components of a biosolids composting utilization program; to determine current and emerging provincial and federal regulatory frameworks applicable to biosolids composting facilities in Manitoba; and to produce an annotated process map for planning, initiating and operating a biosolids composting facility. Recommendations from this study are to develop a stand-alone regulation that addresses composting requirements for probable feedstocks in provincial legislation, to clearly set out the requirements for such facilities; to update the Environmental Regulation for Treatment and Disposal of Biosolids in Manitoba policy document to acknowledge and provide guidance for biosolids composting as a potential management method; and to update and finalize the Manitoba Draft Compost Facility Guidelines to reflect current requirements for compost facilities and to include biosolids as a potential feedstock. The adoption of a categorization scheme for biosolids is also recommended to support determining appropriate management options based on biosolids quality.
biosolids, composting, regulation, process, Manitoba, municipal