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. Non-food crops such as corn, wheat, and alfalfa are grown on the farm. Class A is the required standard for applying biosolids in Kern County and Terminal Island '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.