Biosolids are the byproducts of biological wastewater treatment. The options for disposal of Biosolids are:
- Disposal into a landfill
- Recycling (land application onto farm ground)
Land Application of Biosolids
Due to the abundant agricultural ground available in Shelby County, land application of biosolids is the city's most economical disposal option. Farmers realize a substantial fertilizer value and soil structure improvement from this organic, environmentally friendly, public health compliant recycling method.
Monitoring of Biosolids
Before Biosolids are land applied analysis must be performed to ensure that it meets all limits established by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The city of Sidney performs extensive monitoring of its biosolids before it is land applied.