Developing Markets for Composted Gin Waste

Carlton Truhett


Handling and disposing of gin trash varies from gin to gin. This paper will briefly describe how gin trash is handled and marketed at our gin. The major part of our trash is composted and used either for soil conservation or for soil remediation. For soil conservation the compost is simply spread on the land, improving yields and protecting the soil. For soil remediation, composted gin trash is used to clean up soils contaminated with oil and gas or pesticides such as Toxaphene or DDT. As these processes catch on, gin trash will become a valuable product.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 609
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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