Bay State Fertilizer

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Bay State Fertilizer is a Boston, MA product sold as fertilizer but made from sewage sludge.[1] Fertilizer is used on lawns, shrubs, annuals and vegetable gardens. [2] Hundreds of communities across the U.S. sell toxic sludge products that are typically renamed biosolids and sold or given away as "fertilizer" or "compost" (and often even labeled or marketed as "natural" or "organic"). Bay State Fertilizer is made by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and it is advertised for use on lawns, shrubs, annuals and perennials, and vegetable gardens.[3] It is used on golf courses, parks, athletic fields, and for municipal landscaping. Since 1995, it has also been sold to the public at garden centers and nurseries.

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  1. Branded products containing sewage sludge, SludgeNews Website accessed June 3, 2010.
  2. Bay State Fertilizer, General Landscape website, Accessed May 26, 2011.
  3. MWRA - Sludge to Fertilizer Program, Accessed November 13, 2010.

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