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Process Manager Rich Galardi says the plant receives 120 million gallons of sewage a day.

This is one of the few places in the country that turns human waste into organic based fertilizer.

Last year the facility produced 24,000 tons of Louisville Green.

The process can take several days from start to finish.

The raw sewage is broken down in holding tanks and then pumped inside.  A spin process separates the liquid from the solids.  The sludge is then transferred to a huge dryer and turned into pellets.

From there it's off to the shaker and sent to a silo until it's time to be delivered.

Our crew helped fill a truck with 25 tons of Louisville Green that is headed to Indiana to deliver the product.

The organic based fertilizer is primarily used for farming and distributed to ten states.  It's also sold in 40 lb. bags at local garden and hardware stores.

The clean water is then released into the Ohio River.

The following locations sell Louisville Green:

Barefoot Yards
2815 Whiteway Ave
Louisville, KY 40205
Frank Otte Nursery
5025 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207

502-896-2225 Maple Crossing Nursery
11804 LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40223

Cane Run Hardware
4118 Cane Run Rd.
Louisville, KY 40216

Horton For Hardware
2203 Dundee Road
Louisville, KY 40205

Speier Ace Hardware
992 Barret Ave.
Louisville, KY 40204

Clinton Korphage Landscape
1823 Heaton Rd.
Louisville, KY 40216

Jeffersontown Hardware
10513 Watterson Trail
Jefferson, KY 40299

St. Matthews Feed & Seed
225 Chenoweth Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

502-896-4473 Extra Green Lawncare
2812 Celena Dr.
Louisville, KY 40213

Ken-Mulch
2708 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40219

Sue Massey Nursery Sales & Consulting
7417 Dorsey Ct.
Crestwood, KY 40014
Feed & Seed Depot
6315-B West Hwy 146
Crestwood, KY 40014

Lawn Care Co.
15505 Crytal Valley Way
Louisville, KY 40299

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