Biosolids and Land Application in Washington

biosolids land application washingtonInterested in learning more about biosolids and land application in Washington? Utilizing this eco-friendly alternative to waste dumping in landfills can be extremely beneficial for both your company and the environment. Biosolids contain nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, which crop owners can use. Keep the following information in mind as you decide what’s best for your company.

Biosolids Basics

Biosolids are nutrient-rich, organic, soil-like residue that is removed from wastewater. After it’s removed, the material undergoes treatment to kill any pathogens. Additional processes help to stabilize the solids for recycling. They’re most frequently used as fertilizer to improve and maintain productive soils and promote healthy plant growth.


Conservation of landfill space is a major advantage, as is the fact that there’s no need to deplete non-renewable resources such as phosphorus. Biosolids can also be used to reclaim mine lands and other poor producing soils, as well as to increase forestry production by enriching forestland. Additional benefits include:

  • Increased crop production
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Reduced topsoil runoff
  • Increased soil water holding capacity
  • Protected water quality
  • Reduced demand for commercial fertilizers
  • Increased soil organic matter
  • Increased soil microbial activity
  • Reduced cost of fertilizers
  • Economic incentives

Need Assistance with Biosolids and Land Application in Washington?

Now that you know a little more about the process, contact the pros at Tenelco Inc. in Lake Stevens. Our company offers a variety of services, including biosolids transport and land application. With all the necessary permits, you can count on us to do the job right. Our highly-trained specialists are committed to providing expert advice, quality workmanship and unbeatable customer care. Contact us with questions or to schedule a consultation.

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