FEECO Waste Transformation

At FEECO the possibilities are endless…

FEECO has been helping customers transform their waste materials and process by-products into value-added products for over 60 years.

Whether you have a material you’re currently landfilling, or a process by-product that goes to waste because it’s not usable in its current form, FEECO can take your material, and through testing in our lab facility, turn it into a value-added product.

After a workable process and set-up is identified, the FEECO Testing Facility has the equipment available to simulate production conditions, scale the process up to a full-scale production plant and produce end product anywhere from pounds to tons per hour.

Some transformations include turning sludges into organic-based fertilizers, clays and saw dust into cat litter, fuel pellets from petroleum coke dust, and recovering valuable metal from spent batteries.

“What the world today calls waste — to FEECO International, they are really just raw materials for products that haven’t been invented yet.”
– Dan Madigan (President)

When FEECO converts a customer’s waste into a usable, profitable product, we are also helping that customer prevent wastes from ending up in landfills, creating a win-win situation for both the customer and the environment. Take a look at our waste counter below and see exactly how much waste, in tons, FEECO has helped divert from landfills over the years. You’ll also note the economic impact and jobs created from these innovative processes as well.


Material Transformation Examples

Partial Materials Converted to Higher End Use Products
Beginning MaterialFinal End Product
Sulphur stack emissionsGranulated fertilizers
DDGAnimal feed
Ash (Wood, Fly)Fertilizer pellets
Bentonite ClayCat Litter granules
Calcium ChlorideIce Melt pellets
Calcium CarbonateFertilizer pellets
Carbon Black DustDe-dusted pellets
Cement Kiln DustCalcium fertilizer pellets
Cell Phone BatteriesLithium, Zinc metal recovery
ClayCat Litter, Oil dry granules, Encapsulate seeds
Coal DustDe-dusted coal pellets
Composts(Yard Waste)Fertilizer pellets
Copper DustMetal recovery pellets
Corn CobsCat Litter, Oil dry pellets
Corn FloursAnimal Feed
Dredge SludgesNon-leaching granules
Electric Arc Furnace(EAF) DustsMetal Recovery
Egg Yokes PowderPowder Egg Pellets
Ethanol Plant Waste(DDG)Animal Feed
FlyashConcrete Block
Foundry DustMetal Recovery
Gold Iron Ore DustPrecious Metal Recovery
Grain DustNon-explosive pellets
Gypsum Wallboard WasteFertilizer, cat litter pellets
HumateFertilizer pellets
Iron OxideMetal Recovery pellets
Lime(Waste Water Treatment)Calcium Fertilizer pellets
LimestoneCalcium Fertilizer pellets
Manure – CattleFertilizer pellets
Manure – ChickenFertilizer pellets
Manure- HogFertilizer pellets
MAP FertilizersFertilizer pellets
Municipal WastesFertilizer, fuel pellets
Nitrogen FertilizersFertilizer pellets
NPK FertilizersFertilizer pellets
Paper SludgeFertilizer, cat litter
Petroleum Coke DustFuel pellets
Phosphates FertilizersFertilizer pellets
Potash FertilizersFertilizer pellets
Saw DustCat Litter, fuel pellets
Soy FlourAnimal Feed
Steel Dusts and SludgesMetal recovery pellets
SugarSugar pellets
Sulphur DustNon-explosive pellets
Tar Sands Waste SludgeSubstitute Fuel pellets
Titanium Metal ShavingsMetal Recovery
Urea FertilizersCoated to prevent moisture absorption


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