Is There a Potential for Compost Filters/Berms to Become Hazardous Waste?

Focus Area

Water Quality/Wetlands

Subcommittee

Natural Resources

Status

Archived

Cost

Under $99,000

Timeframe

1-2 years

Research Idea Scope

Install Compost berms, Compost Wattles in several traffic corridors and test their filtering capacities. At the end of six month intervals, analyze the compost filters/berms for concentrations of heavy metals.

Urgency and Payoff

To prevent water quality violations as well as illegal disposal of hazardous waste.

Suggested By

Raghu P.V. Namburi, ODOT: Geo-Environmental Section, Telephone: (503) 986-3551

[email protected]

Submitted

05/14/2008