30 Dec '11, 10am

Is zero-waste possible?: The saying has gained steam across the golf industry. Josh Heptig, Director of Golf Ope...

Waste not, want not. The saying has gained steam across the golf industry. Josh Heptig, Director of Golf Operations at County of San Luis Obispo, is doing more than speaking about it, however. “We’re trying to eliminate all waste from our property,” he said of the initiative. “Whether it’s our food waste that would go to a landfill [or other], it goes on the compost pile.” Considering compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer or soil amendment, it isn’t hard to see how it can be useful on a golf course. Heptig and his team are working with turf researchers at California Polytechnic State University to look at the cost benefits, as well. “Utilizing the compost could reduce water usage by as much as 20 percent, which would be a huge return on investment,” he said. “On the front end, it does cost a little more, but the amount of potential...

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