Welcome to the Haul of Fame, a weekly series from Rubicon in which we sit down with a hauler partner to talk about their company, their community, and how they’re collaborating with Rubicon in our mission to end waste.
American Biosoils and Compost, headquartered in Skippack, Pennsylvania, is a hauling and composting company operating six trucks in and around Eastern Pennsylvania. With nine employees, American Biosoils and Compost offers container, toter, and roll-off services, as well as compost production and engineered soils manufacturing. American Biosoils and Compost has been working with Rubicon since 2014.
American Biosoils and Compost’s Managing Partner, Edward “Ned” Foley, sat down with Rubicon to talk about his company and mission for the Haul of Fame.
How does Rubicon’s mission to end waste match-up to American Biosoils and Compost’s own company mission?
American Biosoils and Compost: We are both committed to diverting waste streams, specifically organics (compostable materials), to create value-added products. Like Rubicon, the diversion of materials away from the landfill is our number one goal as a company.
How does American Biosoils and Compost distinguish itself from the competition?
American Biosoils and Compost: That we are a vertically-integrated company offering hauling and permitted compost sites, and that we produce and utilize the compost product to prepare various compost and compost products, and work with and in support of civil development projects in the specification, installation, and sourcing of soils, biosoils, and amended soils.
What is the view of American Biosoils and Compost when it comes to participating in the circular economy and helping build a more sustainable future?
American Biosoils and Compost: American Biosoils and Compost are the epitome of the circular economy. There’s a local beer around these parts called “Circle of Progress” that is brewed with grains grown in compost that is produced by the waste products of breweries and grocery stores. This is exactly what we do for our customers; take what is otherwise seen as a waste product and put it to good use.
What is one of the oddest items or the largest amount of something you have ever been asked to compost?
American Biosoils and Compost: Paunch manure (partially digested material taken from an animal at the time of slaughter), and approximately 10 tons of mustard grains per week.
What do you love most about the community in which you work, and the customers you serve?
American Biosoils and Compost: That they are committed to a similar vision. They know the value of composting and they are willing to do all they can to help us recycle their food waste, yard trimmings, and all their other organic materials.
Where does American Biosoils and Compost see itself five years from now?
American Biosoils and Compost: In five years I see us having increased production capacities, coming up with further value-added products, and I also see the potential for certain energy extraction components.
Lori Sullivan is Vice President of Hauler Operations at Rubicon. To stay ahead of Rubicon’s announcements of new partnerships and collaborations around the world, be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, or contact us today.