California’s first Biofilter: the sweet smell of success

Though it’s no news to anyone, we’ll be the first to admit it: trash stinks. Until it’s processed correctly, there’s really no way around it. So we decided to do something about it. Our solution? California’s first biofilter. This specially designed, one-acre filter uses three giant fans that pull air from the processing plant and push it through a 14-foot natural filter composed of recycled concrete and wood chips. By keeping the wood chips moist, we cultivate beneficial microorganisms that eat the odor-causing compounds, making the neighborhood air cleaner and improving quality-of-life. We also got the attention of the California Environmental Protection Agency who gave us their highest commendation for the solution.