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Waste Management

Waste Management

The Baltimore Convention Center takes its waste management system one step further than Single Stream Recycling by being the first and only convention center in the country to employ SOMAT, a self contained, self cleaning, pulper that turns solid food and cardboard waste materials into a heated soil amendment (compost material). 

Since August of 2010 30,000 lbs of food and paper waste has been reduced to 10,000 lbs of useable compost material.

This material converted into a soil product is then used to fertilize our green roof gardens and surrounding landscape. 

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