A Perdue Farms subsidiary won approval from the Sussex County Council to build a chicken litter compost facility, according to the Delaware Online. The facility, in western Sussex County, Del. would decompose litter, sawdust and dropping into a nutrient-soil that Perdue could sell to landscapers or farmers.
The compost will be covered by a breathable fabric that will let air and some humidity escape the piles while keeping the rain out. The plan could help reduce water pollution caused by nitrogen and phosphorus.