Dustin Montey

Dustin Montey

Speaker | Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Session Code: 1A

Track: Operations

Session Name: Managing Contamination at Composting Facilities

Session Time: Wednesday, February 7, 8:15 – 9:45 AM

Presentation Title: Optimizing Operations: Strategies to Reduce Contamination in Large Scale Composting

Presentation Description: Contamination poses a significant threat to the composting process, impacting the quality and marketability of the final product. Effective contamination reduction involves players at all levels, including generators, waste haulers, local authorities, and composting facilities. Seasoned composter Dustin Montey will share contamination mitigation strategies used at the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility, a 70,000 ton per year composting facility in Shakopee, MN.

As organics recycling continues to grow, minimizing contamination through education will be crucial to fostering a healthier and more resilient composting industry.