Composting Fish Waste: An Alternative for Minnesota Residents

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

In just one season resorts, parks, and marinas can save thousands of dollars by composting fish wastes instead of hauling them to the dump. Composting fish waste reduces odors, insect problems and the amount of waste. Composting effectively stabilizes organic materials that can be returned to the soil. Five demonstration projects were conducted to determine the feasibility of composting at Minnesota resorts and marinas. This illustrated manual explains a simple structure and process for composting up to 25 five-gallon buckets of fish per week.

Author: 
Thomas R. Halbach and Dale R. Baker
Topic Areas: 
Fish
Compost
Waste Management
Lake
Target Audience: 
Adult
Outdoor Recreation Groups
Citizen and Youth Groups
Higher Education
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
16 pp
Date Produced/Published: 
1991
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$2.00
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

Make checks payable to: University of Minnesota

Organization code of item (if any): 
F 5