City of Phoenix 27th Ave. Compost Facility
In April 2017, Mayor Stanton and City Council unveiled Phoenix's new compost facility located next to the city's transfer station and recycling facility at 27th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road. The 27th Avenue Compost Facility sits on approximately 27 acres within the Resource Innovation Campus (RIC), a campus that aims to be a hub for innovators to develop Phoenix's circular economy and find sustainability solutions. In its initial phase, the compost facility has the capability to process up to 55,000 tons of compost per year. However, the facility has the future capability to expand and the potential to ultimately process up to 220,000 tons of compost. The facility features a state-of-the art Turned Aerated Pile (TAP) composting system that makes large amounts of compost in nearly half the time as traditional composting methods.
The 27th Avenue Compost Facility is the first solid waste infrastructure project in the United States, and the first project in Arizona, to earn Envision recognition from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. The Envision system rates sustainable infrastructure across the full range of environmental, social and economic impacts.Compost Facility Brochure and Map