Union County Vocational Technical Schools Home to a FOR Solutions Composting System


In-vessel composting system to convert uneaten food into nutrient-dense, high-quality compost.

Newton, NJ — August 22, 2016

FOR Solutions, developer of commercial-scale composting solutions for businesses and institutions, announced that the Union County Vocational Technical Schools has selected its Model 500 Composting System to add to the school’s sustainability efforts. Recently installed on the campus, the FOR Solutions Composting System will divert uneaten food generated on campus from being landfilled, recycling it into a nutrient-dense, high-quality compost.

Union County Vocational Technical Schools is committed to providing all students with hands-on vocational experiences as part of their education. The customized FOR Solutions Model 500 Composting System is the latest on-campus initiative to provide experiential education to students at the UCVTS.

The FOR Solutions Composting Systems include an aerobic in-vessel rotary drum digester that epitomizes sustainable materials management by recycling uneaten food into high-quality compost in just five days in a virtually odorless process that requires no supplemental heat or enzymes. FOR Solutions composting systems are optimized for large institutions such as colleges and universities, correctional facilities, municipalities, shopping mall food courts, hospitals, K-12 schools and school districts, and mid-to-large size businesses that currently send large amounts of uneaten food to landfills or incinerators. The FOR Solutions Model 500 Composting System processes 500 pounds of uneaten food per weekday.

“The partnership with FOR Solutions is of particular interest to the School of Sustainable Sciences, which puts into practice project- and problem-based learning, solving real world problems with sustainable solutions” said Pete Capodice, Superintendent of the UCVTS.

“FOR Solutions congratulates Union County Vocational Technical School for its innovative approach to sustainability,” said FOR Solutions Founder Nicholas Smith-Sebasto, Ph.D. “We are delighted to partner with UCVTS to help change the way the schools manage their uneaten food. UCVTS joins a growing list of other generators of uneaten food who are making FOR Solutions Composting Systems the centerpiece of their food recycling efforts.”

About FOR Solutions
FOR Solutions uses patented technology to design and market state-of-the-art aerobic in-vessel rotary drum composting systems intended to facilitate on-site or local recovery and composting of discarded uneaten food. Its standard systems are designed to process between 2,500 lbs. and 40,000 lbs. of discarded uneaten food per week in a process that requires just 5 days.

About Union County Vocational Technical Schools
The Union County Vocational Technical School district consists of five, full-time selective admissions high schools, a shared time career and technical institute, and an adult education program, all located on one campus in Scotch Plains, NJ. With a total enrollment of over 2,200 students, the UCVTS is committed to providing vocational education opportunities to a diverse population of students for each of the 21 municipalities of Union County. Students explore careers in sustainable design, energy, and technology within 14 vocational specializations available to full-time students. Curriculum topics include the economics of sustainability and applications of sustainable science in the 21st century.