Prisons and other institutions in Ohio will soon be able to compost even more of their food waste. Big Hanna has just been awarded a three-year contract with the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS). The contract is available for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (ODRC), all Ohio State agencies, state institutions of higher education and members of Ohio’s Cooperative Purchasing Program.
In 2012 two Big Hanna T240 units were successfully installed at Noble Correctional Institution in Caldwell, Ohio. This contract will allow more prisons in Ohio to gain access to the same Big Hana composting technology.
“Using Big Hanna in-vessel composting technology, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is leading the way in generating savings, creating work opportunities and contributing to sustainable development,” says Eskil Eriksson of Big Hanna US distributors EC All Ltd. “By avoiding hauling food waste to landfills combined with a low operational cost for Big Hanna, the ODRC will save taxpayer dollars and reduce their carbon footprint while providing training and work opportunities for staff and inmates.”