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27th Avenue Compost Facility, Phoenix

April 20, 2017

Phoenix’s 27th Avenue Compost Facility is the recent recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver award.

The City of Phoenix set a goal of 40% waste reduction from landfills by 2020, which is part of a larger city sustainability goal to achieve zero waste by 2050. When completed, the Compost Facility will be capable of processing up to 110,000 tons of green and food waste per year, resulting in an estimated 11% reduction of waste being sent to the city landfills. The city plans to implement a second phase to the facility, which will allow it to double its composting program from 110,000 tons per year to 220,000.

Organizations involved in the design and construction of this state-of-the-art facility include the City of Phoenix (owner); Arrington Watkins Architects, Green Mountain Technologies, and Dibble Engineering (project design team); Brycon Construction (project design team and constructor); and HDR (lead Envision sustainability facilitator). All partners collaborated at the earliest stages of design to enhance the sustainability of this facility.

“Phoenix has authored one of the most remarkable sustainability turnaround stories in the country, and our new composting facility starts an important new chapter,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Opening this facility will help us reach our ambitious waste reduction goals while building our circular economy. This award is a testament to our partners and their commitment to make Phoenix one of the most sustainable and resilient cities in the world.”

 

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