Gallatin County Receives $400k Grant to Expand Composting Operations

GSWMD is working to develop and build an aerated static pile at Logan Landfill for composting

By Drew Monroe | Published on 3/13/2024, 9:30:58 AM

Gallatin County has been awarded a $400,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enhance composting operations at Logan Landfill, with a focus on including food waste and biosolids. This effort, spearheaded by the Gallatin Solid Waste Management District (GSWMD), targets a considerable amount of compostable material—projected to be between 35,000 and 40,000 tons, from the total waste tally of over 200,000 tons gathered last year.

With the grant, GSWMD will begin the process of designing and constructing an aerated static pile (ASP) at Logan Landfill for composting activities. They expect to begin composting food waste by the spring of 2025.

This grant will also allow the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) to increase its food rescue efforts across Gallatin County, diverting food from grocery stores, farms, and bakeries to those in need. Last year alone, HRDC successfully rescued over 730,000 pounds of food.

You can read more over here on Gallatin County's website.