North America
Veolia North America

Veolia North America

200 East Randolph Street
Suite 7900
Chicago, Illinois

Tel: 317.917.3700

Biosolids and Residuals Management

Veolia Water is among the largest managers of biosolids and residuals facilities. Our proven track record for biosolids management at wastewater and biosolids facilities is a direct result of our commitment toward full regulatory compliance, focused asset management and proactive community relations. Veolia Water has developed biosolids best practices for a full range of services, including design, construction and operation, marketing, and environmental compliance, as well as for technical approaches ranging from incineration to thermal-drying technologies.

Our comprehensive biosolids and residuals management services include:

Land Application

We manage application programs that incorporate thousands of dry tons of biosolids into agricultural lands. Services can also include site acquisition, permitting, soil sampling and environmental reporting.

Product Marketing and Distribution

We develop, implement and manage Class A solutions for beneficial usage of processed biosolids, including sales and distribution of EQ/Class A compost, dried pellets and fertilizer to beneficial end users.

Leading-Edge Technologies

Milwaukee has produced Milorganite - a biosolids product - since the 1930s.

To produce a beneficial agricultural product, we leverage our extensive experience with commercially proven technologies, such as alkaline stabilization, enclosed composting and thermal drying solutions.

Our Product Standards Ensure Public Benefits and Safety

Biosolids are typically classified into one of three categories, based on treatment methods and constituents, to ensure public safety and regulatory compliance.

  • EQ - Class A biosolids that also comply with one of the 40 CFR 503 options to meet metals limits.
  • Class A - Wastewater residuals that typically are treated by a Process to Further Reduce Pathogens (PFRP), such as composting, pasteurization, drying, heat treatment or advanced alkaline treatment.
  • Class B - Wastewater residuals that are typically treated using Process to Significantly Reduce Pathogens (PSRP), such as aerobic digestion, anaerobic digestion, air drying and lime stabilization.