Meadow Life® is an organic fertilizer produced from biosolids and alkaline materials. During production of Meadow Life®, alkaline materials are mixed with dewatered sludge in an industrial process that generates high temperature, high pH and kills pathogens. Alternately, an alkaline material is added to dewatered sludge that has been thermally treated at high temperature in closed dryers to remove moisture and kill pathogens. In both cases, the result is a moist, granular fertilizer and liming agent that is fit for a variety of land-based applications including topsoil (non-farm) and reclamation.
Meadow Life® is a slow-release fertilizer that introduces nutrients over time to feed growing plants with long lasting result. It contains essential plant nutrients (called macronutrients) like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium and Sulfur required by plants in large amounts and supplies micronutrients like Boron, Manganese, Copper, Iron and Zinc which are required by plants in relatively small amounts.
Biosolids are primarily organic solids produced by the wastewater treatment process. As such, Meadow Life® is more than just a fertilizer, it is a rich source of organic matter which is suitable for soil conditioning. Increasing organic matter in soil using Meadow Life® leads to improved soil characteristics, increases the ability of soil to retain water, and enhances nutrient availability. Whether as a fertilizer or soil amendment, Meadow Life® can be used in soil reclamation to restore vegetation to erodible soils, surface mines, road median, and clay/sand pits. It can also be used as a component of topsoil production.
Meadow Life® is classified as a Class A, Exceptional Quality (EQ) biosolids by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and licensed by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture as a fertilizer and liming material. As an EQ biosolids, Meadow Life® can be used freely as a fertilizer or soil amendment. This reflects the high quality of the wastewater treatment and biosolids stabilization process utilized by the Authority to protect our environment and promote environmental sustainability.