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Re: Horse Manure and Wood Shavings

Can't be 50 pounds per horse a day...  I've cleaned lots of stalls in my day
and things just aren't as bad as all that.

Horse manure has to be composted before it can be used as fertilizer (horses
are inefficient and don't use their food very much on the way through, plus
the manure is a little salty).  I hear worms can speed up the time it takes
to turn the manure into great fertilizer.


Kirsten Sinclair Rosselot, P.E.
Process Profiles
P.O. Box 8264
Calabasas, CA 91372-8264


(818) 878-0454

----- Original Message -----
From: Marchetti, John <John.Marchetti@ns.doe.gov>
To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2001 9:34 AM
Subject: FW: Horse Manure and Wood Shavings

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beth McPherson [mailto:mcpherso@usit.net]
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 12:09 PM
> To: Marchetti, John
> Cc: oliverjac@aol.com
> Subject: Horse Manure and Wood Shavings
> A new equestrian center in the early stages of development is
> looking at alternative waste management schemes for horse
> manure and the shavings into which it falls.  The estimated volume
> of this waste stream will be as high as 50 pounds per horse per
> day for as many as 5000 horses a day - not a constant or
> consistent but a predictable volume on a monthly basis.  Does
> anyone know the best way to handle such a valuable resource?
> The developer has been told it is going to cost him to get someone
> to take it.  Looks like a business opportunity to me!!  Any
> suggestions or resource references are appreciated.