New SOIL Waste Treatment Site for Cap-Haitien – Ground Breaking!
The paperwork is finalized, the legalization papers are stamped, the borders are defined, and now we’ve started construction! The newest SOIL waste treatment composting facility is located in Mochinette, a small village between urban Cap-Haitien and our demonstration farm site in Limonade. The area is beautiful: generally flat grassland with plenty of green shrubbery and mango trees dotting the landscape. In fact, there is a huge mango tree right on our site that provides shade for the drum run team to relax in during break-time and, even better, it’s currently teeming with delicious mangos that have been keeping us fortified while we work on building compost bins.
We are now a few weeks into the first phase of construction: the storage depot is about done, the SOIL Poopmobile truck wash and drum cleaning area are coming along, and the first compost bins are well on their way to receiving the first drums of waste. The team here has been working hard to keep the project going at a steady pace, and we are all really excited to move out of our temporary waste treatment site in Milot. Ideas have been circulating already about beautifying the property with a small garden in front and fruit trees. More info to come soon – stay tuned!
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