Which Universities Support Growing Food Using Biosolid Compost?

The following are some of the municipalities that are processing Exceptional Quality (EQ) biosolids into compost and marketing this compost for gardens and home landscapes. Check it out!

Michigan State University

The use of high quality biosolids, coupled with proper management, should safeguard the consumer from contaminated crops and minimize any potential adverse effect on the environment.

Utilizing Biosolids on Agricultural Land, December, 2001.


University of Florida

The use of manure and municipal biosolids as crop fertilizer is both safe and effective when properly administered.

Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices—Manure and Municipal Biosolids, Reviewed Feb 2013.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Based on more than 25 years of research on land application of biosolids and an even longer record of beneficial use in the United States, the preponderance of scientific evidence indicates that land applying biosolids of the quality currently generated according to the regulations established by the U.S. EPA and the Commonwealth of Virginia will not result in significant detrimental health or environmental impact.

Agricultural Land Application of Biosolids in Virginia: Risks and Concerns. 2009.


Colorado State University

Land application of biosolids for beneficial use poses no health or environmental threat if CDPHE and EPA guidelines for trace elements and pathogens are followed and proper soil management is practiced.

Biosolids Recycling. Updated January 2014.


University of Arizona

Biosolids are not a significant health threat as long as they are treated, stored, handled, and applied to land following accepted guidelines and regulations.

University of Arizona. Biosolids Land Use in Arizona. Revised April, 2011.