Testimonials

Real-world customer quotes from Advanced Composting users…. Success Stories in their own words:

Customers seem to always have a way to tell about their business problems and solutions in a direct, “matter-of-fact” fashion that resonates with others facing similar problems, and searching for solutions. Some of the ACT users report on their installations after some rigorous usage:

“I was impressed with how clean the system is to operate.  I anticipated the smell of rotten animal when we opened the first bin; it was just not an issue!  We were very impressed.”
John Blosser, Brunswick County, NC

“The mixer has reduced labor by 75%. We don’t have any leachate. The loading of the bin is a piece of cake. There is no smell. The bones are gone. I love it, it’s the best thing ever.” 

Chris Peace, Pollyridge Farm Manager

“The animal agriculture industry has left the responsibility of mortality management to the farmer with a good solution.  ACT has come up with the BEST solutions—without a doubt.”
Randy Johnson, Wilkes County, NC

“I simply couldn’t afford to incinerate my mortality with current fuel prices.   I also see air quality issues coming with the incinerators”
L.D. Black, Fayetteville, NC

“Our ACT system is so phenomenal in performance, as we stay over 150 degrees most of the time.  We have no problem meeting the 14-day minimum pathogen kill temperature requirements set forth in our permitting.  In fact, even during our famous “Mountaineer” winters or logbook reported continuous temperatures at between 150-163 degrees in the coldest Dec-Jan period.”

“The Advanced Composting Technologies team has been amazing to work with, and I could not imagine a better group to work with on a project.  They helped with engineering the system and with operations manuals and other details to meet government permitting requirements and standards of operation.”

“Our ACT system is very fast, we could cycle a bin in just over 14 days if necessary for throughput, and we have virtually no odor from operations.”
Jennifer Maxwell, ASU Food Service, Boone, NC

“The more I learned about ACT, the more I saw their concept fitting our way of doing business. We needed to handle large volumes of road-kill during rut, and higher composting temperatures with no turning required to provide aeration; with no moving parts to breakdown, and a clean, closed-loop leachate control system. After one visit to a NC farm, watching them load sows one on top of the other, I was convinced it would work for us. Odor control was extremely critical, and everyone notices the lack of offensive odors. We’ve looked at other systems but for us, ACT’s forced air technology is by far the most applicable to handling our road-kill problems. Now we can focus on the implementation and logistics, because we know their system will handle whatever we throw at it.” 
Jim White, State of VA, DOT

“I was skeptical at first about bringing the county’s road kill to our location to compost, but I was determined that if the project failed, it would not be because we didn’t do our part. The system has performed better than I expected. From deer to dogs to donkeys we’ve had no problems; temperatures have been great, leachate is captured and recycled, and odors are just not an issue. The finished compost works well for erosion control and establishing grass after construction. We’ve pushed the system too, loading nearly 8,000 lbs in one day to simulate our worst case scenario during the rut season, and it handled that, no problem.”   
Ross Poppe, Area Superintendent, VA/DOT

“The composter allows us to handle all the mortalities from the sow farm and convert it into compost to use on the non-irrigated land. The wildlife even benefits because we use the compost to fertilize our wildlife food plots.”  
Mark Daughtry, Owner L&M Daughtry Farms; Swine Grower

“Composting of animal mortality on sow and finishing farms just makes sense to me. The ACT system handles mortality spikes, doesn’t cost me a lot of money to operate like an incinerator and keeps the rendering truck off my farm. I spread all the compost I produce on new land and wildlife plots to replace expensive fertilizer. Different people operate my system during the week and it accommodates spikes in mortality without doing anything differently. I encourage our growers to consider composting before buying an incinerator.” 
Mark Daughtry, Owner L&M Daughtry Farms; Swine Grower

“ROI: I’ve already gotten way over my money back in return from my investment in our ACT composting system, in less than 5 years.  With the current cost of diesel fuel, you could get your investment back in 5 years or less just on the elimination of incineration’s daily fossil fuel expense, not to mention the environmental enhancements.”
Mark Daughtry, Owner L&M Daughtry Farms; Swine Grower

“Flexibility of daily loading rates has proven to be huge benefit of the ACT Swine Mortality system.  One year we had a significant mortality event and had to process almost 70,000 pounds of mortality in about an 8 week period.   Our ACT installation allowed us to effectively utilize our existing configuration to efficiently process this huge variance in feedstock something that cannot be accomplished by most waste disposal methods, or without significant additional variable expenses.”   
Mark Daughtry, Owner L&M Daughtry Farms, Swine Grower

“The ACT system is so easy to operate daily.  We can load it quickly, all at one time, eliminating multiple visits to the incinerator waiting to load more birds.  Fast, efficient and low odor!” 
Susan Thompson, Owner Thompson Farms, Poultry Grower

“I can run our ACT system for over one full year for the same cost as I was spending in just propane cost to incinerate mortality for just a single flock.  Add to this the time element involved, where we spend about one-third of the time composting vs. incineration, and it is obvious that this system has been a big improvement in our farm’s operation and profitability.  You put ‘em in the composter and walk away.”  
Gene Thompson Owner Thompson Farms, Poultry Grower on subject of ACT Costs vs. Incineration method