We are proud of the fact that none of the used horse bedding we handle goes to a landfill. In fact, we work closely with invaluable partners to ensure that 100% of the material is recycled and reused in ways that contribute to improving economic sustainability. It has been our passion for nearly a decade to take a product that was once considered a form of waste and turn it into an environmentally friendly, recyclable commodity that is now in high demand.
Properly composted used horse bedding can be reused in multiple ways
An energy resource
The breakdown of organic material without the use of oxygen is commonly referred to as anaerobic digestion and is an environmentally friendly conversion of used horse bedding into sustainable energy. The methane gas produced during digestion can be captured, purified, and made into natural gas power. This process, as well as other methods used to break down manure, allows more small farms and businesses to take advantage of this organic material as an energy source rather than end-state waste.
A soil amendment to add texture to sandy soils
This sustainable practice reduces the need for irrigation and water drainage from an aquifer when used on crops grown in sandy soils. Since sand drains quickly, it takes large amounts of water to irrigate crops grown in sandy soil. Composted bedding holds ten times its weight in water, allowing the crops to thrive on less rainfall or irrigated water.
To blend custom soil mixes used by commercial nurseries and growers
Composted bedding serves as an excellent carbon source to reduce the amount of nitrate concentration in other nitrogen rich products such as cow manure and poultry litter. This finished material is used for many purposes, including aid in the growth of trees that, through responsible forestry, may eventually become new horse bedding. This creates a sustainable closed loop system. Used horse bedding may be the ultimate renewable resource!