ERTH Products

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ERTH Products is a sewage sludge compost facility in Plains, Georgia. Sewage sludge quantity produced at this facility is 8,400 dry tons per year.[1] ERTH stands for "Environmental Resource and Technology for Humanity."[2]

The company's composted sewage sludge is marketed under the brand name ERTH Food. On its website, ERTH boasts that ERTH Food should be used on vegetable gardens to increase yield, produce a more vigorous plant, and to help plants resist drought.[3]


ERTH Products uses the aerated static pile process of composting to process sewage sludge together with "other organic waste products, such as peanut hulls," to make what it markets as "a 100% natural organic fertilizer and soil amendment."[4] The ingredients are composted for 21 days, during which time the pile heats up to 155 degrees Farhenheit. The compost is then screened and cured for 30 days. At this time, ERTH's website says its product is "100% organic fertilizer!" (However, sewage sludge is strictly prohibited by the USDA's organic standards.

Contact Information

  • ERTH Products
  • 561 Dogwood Trail
  • Tyrone, GA 30290
  • Mailing Address: ERTH Products, LLC, PO Box 3750, Peachtree City, GA 30269
  • Ph: 770-487-6677 or 800-286-6677
  • Fax: 770-487-3992
  • Email:
  • Web:

Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Sludge Compost Facilities, NEBRA Report BioCycle Magazine, December, 2010.
  2. About Us, Accessed April 22, 2011.
  3. The Many Uses of ERTH Food, Accessed April 22, 2011.
  4. ERTH Food Composting, Accessed April 22, 2011.

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