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Beneficial Use Sites –
putting it back into the ground

Biosolids are nutrient-rich organic materials that are very valuable to farmers and others who need amendments and composts to improve their soil. The City owns a 4,688-acre farm site, Green Acres Farm in Kern County, where 99.9% of the biosolids are applied. Corn, wheat, and alfalfa are grown on the farm as non-food crops. Class A is the required standard for applying biosolids in Kern County and Hyperion’s product exceeds that quality level. Other biosolids are mixed with green waste and zoo wastes and used as landscape compost or for non-food agricultural applications.