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Agricultural Environmental Management


Composting Operations

Composting means to take source material (organic material) and convert it, under thermophilic conditions, to a product with high humus content for use as a soil amendment or to prevent or remediate pollutants in soil, air, and storm water run-off.

The following facilities (operations) are exempt from the requirement to obtain an ODAFF Compost Permit:

  • Composting operations that are located on a facility permitted or licensed as a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation or a Registered Poultry Feeding Operation;
  • Compost operations that are being used to produce a composted product solely for personal use and not for commercial purposes; or,
  • Compost operations that are permitted or required to be permitted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
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