Our History

Advanced Composting Technologies (ACT) is the outgrowth of Mountain Organic Materials, a mulch and compost business formed in Candler, North Carolina in 1998.  After the success of several carefully regulated composting programs on North Carolina dairy and poultry farms, which received the support of the NC Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the company changed its name in 2005 from Mountain Organic Materials to Advanced Composting Technologies to reflect this new direction.

Advanced Composting Technologies has quickly become a technology and process leader in the industrial composting sector with installations that span many sectors including all varieties of farm/agricultural, food service, and specialty organic waste systems. The composting systems that ACT builds today were developed and refined through a process of extensive research,testing, and real-world installations.  Our close coordination with the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)  has lead to approvals on design, confirmation of environmental stewardship, and even significant cost sharing programs implemented across specific markets.  In 2009, ACT received the distinguished Innovate Business Award from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce for the thought leadership and business process change our systems and technology deliver.

Our Forced-Air, Closed Loop composting systems deliver robust, high-volume systems that have many cost, operational, and environmental benefits.  We continue to deliver the “Down to Earth” business practices that help make our composting solutions affordable and customized for each market or installation.