Biosolids Beneficial Use: Greening Up Spent Gravel Pits

Description:The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) operates aggregate pits located throughout the province. These pits provide materials used for road construction and maintenance activities. Many of these pits are no longer being used and require reclamation. In many cases, traditional methods have failed to maintain vegetation cover resulting in sub-standard reclamation outcomes. These sites are well suited for biosolids, as applications provide a large influx of organic matter and nutrients released over several years, stimulating soil development, which will enable a sustainable reclamation.These pits offer multiple operational advantages for biosolids reclamation, particularly with respect to accessibility, and distance from sensitive features.

Authors: Rene-Carl Dionne

Subjects: Residuals and Biosolids

Tags:2014 Annual Conference,AC14,biosolids,AC2014

Citation:Stream N. 14.1.

Publication Date:May 6th, 2014 Upload Date:Jun 30th, 2014

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