Biosolids Resource Recovery

Through biosolids management, solid residue from wastewater treatment is processed to reduce or eliminate pathogens and minimize odors, forming a safe, beneficial agricultural product. Biosolids are carefully monitored and must be used in accordance with regulatory requirements.


The latest biosolids articles, videos, and other content from throughout the organization and across the water sector.

Industrial Water Resources
Get a First Look at 2023 Workshops, Sessions, and Programming

During the WEF Winter Meeting in February, the WEFTEC Program Committee made great progress on the educational programming for WEFTEC 2023. More details will be ...

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WEF Seeks Applications for Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program

The application period is open for the Utility of the Future Today recognition (UotFT) program. Applications are due by April 12, 2023,11:59 p.m. ET.

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Industrial Water Resources
Viraj deSilva, WEF PFAS Task Force Chair, Stops By WEFTEC Live

PFAS is a major challenge for drinking water and wastewater systems. Listen in as Viraj deSilva discusses the challenges, technologies, and emerging developments in ...

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Asset Management
State of the Sector

During the last few years, the essential nature of clean and reliable drinking water and wastewater services has continually made news. Contaminated drinking water, ...

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Biosolids Resource Recovery
What Did WEF Do in 2022?

The activities below reflect the many examples of what WEF, and its members did in 2022 to support our vision for the future, as well as deliver educational and ...

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Biosolids Resource Recovery
Year of Poo Educates the Public About Biosolids

Maile Lono-Batura, Director of the WEF Sustainable Biosolids Program, talks about the Year of Poo campaign and how communities are learning about the relationship ...

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Featured Biosolids Resources

The featured resources below are just a sample of everything WEF has to offer. Search our entire website and technical resource database for more.


Biosolids National Convening

Get the results of this strategic conversation among biosolids practitioners and experts on how to prepare for the future, position programs to address current and emerging challenges, and take advantage of opportunities.

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Biosolids Communication Toolkit

This comprehensive toolkit is a resource for communicating about biosolids in ways that are factual, science-based, and easily understandable by those who might be hearing about biosolids for the first time.

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PFAS Cost Analysis Technical Report

This technical report, Cost Analysis of the Impacts on Municipal Utilities and Biosolids Management to Address PFAS Contamination, examines the effects of PFAS policies and regulations on municipal utilities and biosolids management entities.

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Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals II

Subtitled, Solids Handling and Support Systems, this resource covers all aspects of solids handling and support systems and helps operators prepare for the first three levels of certification examinations.


Find the Biosolids Communities You Need


The RBC develops and promotes cost-effective practices and policies in biosolids and energy technologies associated with municipal, agricultural, and industrial wastewater residuals for the protection of the environment. RBC advances the industry through recruiting, mentoring, and developing the residuals and biosolids profession.

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This community shall develop, recommend, and conduct programs to promote general improvement in reducing air quality and odor emissions impacts related to water quality, biosolids handling, treatment and disposal, and wastewater treatment and collection.

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Connect with our community of water professionals who ensure that our local communities have access to clean water that protects public health. Explore our member benefits and find the membership type that’s right for you.

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