First-time biosolids buyers may have a lot of questions about its usage and what they should be in the lookout for when purchasing this organic fertilizer. While many would claim that the biosolids they are selling are Class A or Class A EQ, you cannot trust merely the claims of a distributor who wants to earn a profit.
There are regulations and guidelines in the production and treatment of biosolids. If these guidelines and restrictions are not properly followed, the resulting biosolids are less the quality that should be applied in your gardens and your agricultural land.
Before buying biosolids, make sure that you have acquired enough knowledge and information about what you should be checking for and what you should consider.
Check the labels
Biosolids cannot be sold in kilos or pounds. They are sold in bulk and by sack. If the distributor tells you he can sell you a kilo or a pound of biosolids, then you should know this is a misguided policy. Government rules dictate that biosolids will only be distributed in bulk. Do not believe otherwise. Check the label of the biosolids packaging.
It should contain where the biosolids were treated and where the sewage sludge originates from. There should be labels there that tell you the classification of the biosolids—whether it’s a Class A EQ, a Class A, or a Class B biosolids. The labels should also indicate which applications the particular pack of biosolids is allowed by government standards.
Prefer your local wastewater facility
If there is a local wastewater treatment facility in your area, go there and inquire about their production of biosolids. Most facilities would only be too happy to explain to you how they run their processes and what processes and technologies they are using.
They might even have a tour available to explain the process to you. Take those tours and learn as much as you can about biosolids. It is not only important for your personal use of this organic fertilizer, but it’s also nice to know what kind of programs your state has for wastewater treatments.
Do not ever be afraid to ask questions about the biosolids and the kind that should be applied in your garden or your agricultural land. The facilities and the distributors should be ready with their answers seeing as there are still a lot of misconceptions about the use and the treatment of biosolids in the country. Asking questions just means that you care about how wastewater is being treated and how it could be beneficial for the environment.