Plans shelved for composting facility at the Schuylkill Center

This summer, the Schuylkill Center in Roxborough announced that it was going to house Philly Compost’s new facility, where it would transform food waste into “black gold.”

Grid magazine praised the partnership, noting that, “Not only does the Schuylkill Center have tremendous volunteer resources, it’s also home to Urban Girls Farm, creating a closed-resource-loop bonanza.”

BioCycle magazine followed suit, calling the Center an “ideal partner when Philly Compost was looking for a new home.” Construction was set to begin in July.

But now, less than a month before the project is scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Adjustment, Philly Compost is shelving it. Lee Meinicke, president of Philly Compost, says she lacks the necessary funding, but hopes to have it eventually. READ MORE

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