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Compost and sludge analysis from SGS – comprehensive testing for your compost and sludge suitable for all relevant Canadian regulations.

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Whether you operate a sewage treatment plant, waste water treatment plant or farm, or are a non-commercial client, you must ensure your compost and sludge meets all relevant regulations. Our compost and sludge analysis offers you a broad spectrum of analyses, including biosolid testing, to ensure you meet your regulatory obligations.

Why choose composting and sludge analysis from SGS?

We can help by:

  • Testing your Non-Agricultural Source Materials (NASM), such as treated and recycled materials from non-agricultural sources, including yard waste, discarded fruit and vegetables, food processing waste, pulp and paper biosolids and sewage biosolids
  • Ensuring that your NASM materials have nutritional benefit for the soil and the crops grown on the land
  • Analyzing your lagoon sludge (the semi-solid material left from industrial waste water or sewage treatment processes) and sewage biosolids to ensure they pose no health threat prior to composting
  • Analyzing contaminants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), heavy metals, semi-volatile organic compounds (VOC) and other toxins that can be found in compost and sludge samples

We can test your compost and sludge for:

  • Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)
  • Ammonium
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Total phosphorus
  • Microbes 
  • All regulated metals (such as lead and nickel)  
  • Fats, oils and grease
  • Pathogens (such as E. coli and salmonella)

Trusted compost and sludge analysis from Canada’s leading provider

In Canada, we offer unrivaled experience and expertise in compost and sludge analysis. Our advanced instrumentation enables us to provide you with a broad spectrum of analyses.

NASM has been divided into three distinct categories. At SGS, we are able to conduct the analysis required for each of the three categories, which are:

  • Unprocessed plant material (such as vegetable culls)
  • Processed plant material (such as organic waste materials from grain processing)
  • Animal-based NASM (such as organic residual material from meat processing plant, pulp and paper)

We offer you in-depth knowledge of all relevant regulations concerning composting and sludge and can help you comply with the following guidelines:

  • Ontario Regulation 267/03 (regulation guidelines to be adhered to before NASM can be applied to land)
  • Ontario Regulation 511 
  • A range of Canadian regulations, including Ontario Environmental Protection Act Regulation 153 (in relation to property, specifically “agricultural uses”)
  • Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002
  • Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) guidelines, United States Environment Protection Agency (US EPA) guidelines
  • Guidelines to the Fertilizers Act and Regulations
  • Ontario Regulation 511– Protocol of Analytical Methods used for the Evaluation of Properties 
  • Provincial Water Quality Objectives (PWQO)

To find out more about our composting and sludge analysis, contact us today.