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Biosolids are the nutrient rich organic product of wastewater treatment. Strict federal and state standards permit biosolids to be recycled. Biosolids can be safely applied as a soil amendment to improve and maintain productive soils and stimulate plant growth. Rather than bury biosolids in a landfill, GMD's biosolids are recycled as a soil amendment in agriculture and forestry and are also available for garden use as a soil mix or compost. Recycling biosolids provides real benefits to crops and soils. Because the safety of this practice has been demonstrated for decades, GMD encourages recycling biosolids, thereby conserving landfill space. Biosolids are carefully treated and monitored and they must be used in accordance with regulatory requirements. Our biosolids management program is responsible for activities associated with recycling biosolids including transportation, land application, research, public information, monitoring and acquiring state and federal permits. To inquire about public availability of biosolids, please contact our Biosolids Management Department at 864-942-3903.



GMD operates a hay farm on our Biosolids land application site located at 1707 Siloam Church in Greenwood. GMD applies Biosolids from the Wilson Creek WWTF to the fields. The Biosolids provide nutrients to the soil producing quality grass hay. The hay is harvested by "round baling", which produces a cylindrical bale approximately 5 feet tall by 4 feet wide weighing approximately 1000 to 1,200 pounds. After harvest a group of bales from each field are sampled and analyzed for a number of parameters to determine feed value, nitrogen and moisture content. The hay is then offered for sale to the public. If you have any questions, or are interested in purchasing hay, please contact Butch Price at 864-377-0832 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .