About Us

 

CONTACT US

Whether you're an existing client with a question or someone who may be interested in partnering with us for your new facility or facility overhaul, get in touch with us to see how our 20 plus years in innovating compost facilities can be put to work for you.

info@compostsystems.com

Tel: (206) 634-2625

Fax: (206) 634-1309

4220 24th Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98199

Interested in our systems? Take a moment to download our Data Form to tell us more about your application. When you've got it as filled out as best you can, send it back our way.

 
 
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Biofest 2019:  Tidal Changes
September 8-10, 2019, Blane, WA

Biofest is taking it back to the beginning by integrating conversations and discussions on critical issues and the basic ‘how-tos’ into the conference program.

 

Steve Diddy will see you there!

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Canadian National Organics Recycling Conference 2019

September 25-27, 2019, Guelph, Ontario

Join Steve Diddy and dig deep into the latest developments and advances which will continue to build our industry’s resourceful leadership in waste diversion, local environmental stewardship, energy recovery, climate change mitigation, water conservation, soil productivity and health.

WasteExpo
May 6-9, 2019, Las Vegas, NV

Steve Diddy & Geoff Hill located at booth #4371

SWANA Yosemite 2019

April 8-11, 2019, Yosemite, CA

"Navigating Global Conditions"

Tim O'Neill located at space 30

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BioCycle West Coast 2019
April 1-4, 2019, Portland, OR

"Catalyzing Organics Recycling"

Steve Diddy & Geoff Hill located at booth #18

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Compost Operations Training Course
March 11-15, 2019, Pomona, CA

Tim O'Neill: Taught USCC Operator Training, "Facility Design & Odor Management" 

 

HISTORY

Tim O’Neill founded Engineered Compost Systems in 1999 to develop and manufacture technology and provide technical services for large-scale composting facilities.  Tim started in business in 1986 by co-founding Measurement Technology NW with Peter Zieve and working as Peter’s first Vice President of ElectroImpact during its founding years. 

In the 1990’s Tim was co-owner and lead mechanical and controls engineer at Green Mountain with the focus of developing small in-vessel systems.  Since 1999, ECS product and service offerings have expanded in our quest to respond to market needs.  As the name implies, Engineered Compost Systems uses top quality engineering to meet these demands.  To this end we’ve been able to hire, train, and retain the most qualified group of compost engineers in the industry.

In addition to its sister companies Thermetrics and Rugged Controls, ECS brought on a third company in 2016, ToiletTech, which shares a similar organic waste management mission.  ToiletTech is focused on the provision of low-tech high-performance toilets for remote sites lacking sewer, water, and electricity.  ToiletTech systems now sit as high as 10,000' on Mt. Rainier's  Camp Muir, as far north as Glacier Bay, Alaska and as far south as Lago Capri Patagonia, Argentina.  Geoff Hill, ToiletTech founder and  ECS Director of Technical Services, and Tim O'Neill, both avid climbers and back country skiers, were entirely dissatisfied with the lack of technology and effective solutions at the remote, rugged, and beautiful places they like to visit and teamed up to deliver ECS quality solutions.

 

PEOPLE

Chris Hibbard

Engineering Manager

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Michigan Technological University

Chris oversees ECS' engineering activities in project management, compost process design, vendor supervision, and facility start-up.  He joined ECS in 2001 and in that time has been the lead project engineer on over 20 compost facilities in North America, and has provided on-site technical support at dozens more. Prior to joining ECS, Chris designed tooling used with ultra-high pressure water jets in a nuclear environment, and developed procedures for cutting decommissioned nuclear reactor parts for disposal. 

Charlie Krauter

Lead Engineer

B.S. Physics, UC Davis

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, CSU Sacramento

 

Charlie brings an extremely broad skill set to ECS.  He divides his time between ECS’ fundamental research efforts, product development, and client support activities. Charlie has been the lead developer of ECS’ new generation of compost process control technology.  Additionally, serving as the project lead on five US Government funded compost research projects that ECS has carried out during his tenure.  Prior to joining ECS in 2006, Charlie worked as a design engineer for a tunnel boring machinery company.

Eric Hake

Lead Engineer

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

University of Idaho

Eric is responsible for the design, installation and manufacture of compost process air handling and control systems, as well specialized equipment that ECS has developed for cover handling. Prior to joining ECS in 2009, Eric worked as a research engineer at the University of Idaho.

Tim O'Neill

President

B.S., M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Washington

​Tim is president and founder of ECS.  He has worked as an entrepreneur providing technology and consulting to the compost industry since 1993.  He enjoys the broad range of challenges and never-ending opportunities to learn that industry provides. He is a recognized expert in compost aeration and control, regulatory compliance, process control and monitoring technology, odor control, feedstock preparation and material handling.

Steve Diddy

Director, Business Development 

B.A. Philosophy & Communications

Evergreen State College 

Master Composter, WSU Extension Office

Steve has worked in the composting industry since 1989. He has worked for city & state governments, has attended nearly every USCC and BioCycle conference over the past 25 years, and was a member of the innovative BFI Organics group. Steve joined ECS a few years after its incorporation in 1999 and has been with the company ever since. He is responsible for sales, customer service, and is the first person you will most likely talk with when you call ECS.

Geoff Hill, PhD

Director, Technical Services

B.S. E.S., M.S. Geography & Botany, PhD Decentralized Human Waste Management

UBC, Vancouver

Geoff leads the development and delivery of ECS technical service offerings.  Geoff has worked with ECS since 2015.  His prior work included  GM for Harvest Power in Vancouver and independent waste consulting. His PhD work focused on pathogens and compost inhibition.

Baraka Poulin

Sales Engineer

Master of Business Administration

Georgia College and State University

BS Mechanical Engineering

Gonzaga University

 

Baraka provides sales engineering and early stage technical support for project development.  He joined ECS in 2019.  Prior to joining ECS Baraka developed industrial scale biomass renewable energy projects with both pyrolysis and gasification technology. He also brings an extensive background developing energy efficiency projects with public sector clients through energy service performance contracting.

Ross Mazur

Engineer

M.S. Mechanical Engineering and

MS Biorenewable Resources & Technology

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Engineer in Training (EIT) Certification, 2015

Ross joined the ECS team in June of 2017. He contributes to technology development, system design, modeling, documentation, customer service, and product support. Ross is also a Project Engineer with Toilet Tech Solutions; overseeing design of structures, product improvement, and project management. Prior to working at ECS he was involved with the design and operation of a variety of small scale compost systems at farms, universities, and dining operations. Ross’s passion for appropriate technology and organics waste management motivates his work at ECS. 

Aimee Manderlink

Engineer

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Boston University

Aimee is a recent graduate of Boston University and joined ECS in October of 2018. She contributes to system design and ECS' research and development efforts.  Aimee also assists as an engineer for Toilet Tech Solutions.  As an undergraduate she applied her passion for sustainable waste management and sanitation systems as a member of Engineers Without Borders.  Prior to working at ECS, Aimee was a research assistant in energy engineering at Pennsylvania State University investigating electrochemical systems and biomass conversion.

Jeff Gorom

Quality Assurance Manager

B.A. Business Administration

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Jeff is responsible for production management, design of electrical power and control systems, purchasing, and customer technical support. Prior to joining ECS in 2001, he worked as a Production Manager at Northwest Center. There, he supervised multiple manufacturing areas involving quality control, design, tooling and inventory.

Morgan Faber

Technician

B.S. Environmental Science

San Diego State University

 

Morgan is part of the team in our UL listed electrical panel shop helping to assemble, QC, and test all of our fabricated equipment developed for client facilities.  After completing her degree she worked assembling concrete polishers and realized how much she loved putting things together.  Building compost system components, brings her environmental and technical skills together.   She spends most of her free time hiking in the mountains with her three dogs.

Sue Bowden

Controller

B.A. Accounting

University of Alaska Anchorage

Sue is responsible for accounting, financial management, and Shared Resource teams for Engineered Compost Systems and its sister companies.

Heather Hill

Senior Accountant

A.A.S. Accounting

Grays Harbor College

 

Heather is responsible for accounting and payroll for ECS and  its sister companies.  She joined ECS in 2005 as the Office Manager.

Martin Dinsmore

IT / Facilities Manager

A.T.A. Digital Forensics/Network Security

Edmonds Community College

 

Martin joined ECS in 2012 as a mechanical and electrical technician.  He now maintains the IT and facilities infrastructure and performs web site security and content updates.  He also performs safety inspections and monitors workplace safety hazards.  Martin assists as needed in manufacturing. 

Andrea Harrell

Marketing & Administration

B.A. Fashion Merchandising

Seattle Pacific University

Andrea handles the marketing for ECS and coordinates trade shows, conferences and other events . She helps manage and maintain the overall presence and presentation of the website as well as providing assistance in many other areas as needed.  Andrea joined ECS in 2017. 

EMPLOYMENT

We are not currently hiring, but if you'd like to submit a resume or view past positions visit the Careers page.
 
 

ECS IN THE 

MEDIA

ECS is recognized nationally as a leader in facilitating the compost industry.
As industry leaders, our work has been acknowledged in a number of print magazines and online articles.

ECS is highlighted is the July 2018 Washington Organic Recycling Council newsletter:

WORC News

BioCycle Magazine articles on the value of using Aeration Floors for more efficient composting:

Aeration Floor Fundamentals and

Composting Aeration Floor Functions And Designs BioCycle.net

The Seattle Met Magazine recognizes ECS as the industry leader in odor control:

His Stuff Doesn’t Stink Seattle Met

Seattle Business Magazine profiles ECS's expansion:

Engineered Compost Systems Expands Nationwide Seattle Business

 

Climate Solutions describes ECS's range of capabilities:

Climate Solutions Spotlight on ECS Climate Solutions

Recycling Product News spotlights ECS:

Recycling News Studies and Analyses of ECS Technical Services Recycling Product News

 

PAST LECTURES &

PRESENTATIONS

PAST LECTURES &

PRESENTATIONS

ECS staff is comprised of compost experts, engineers and scientists. We are relentless in our development of new products and services tailored to meet the needs of our industry, and fill the technological void that we frequently encounter. We frequently share our research and development discoveries with our industry and are a prolific and leading contributor to the science of industrial, commercial, and municipal scale composting. 
On average, ECS staff presents six to eight carefully researched, scientific based presentations per year to our industry. We have been at the forefront of evolving our composting industry since our inception in 1999; and we take pride in sharing our findings with the compost community and using our ever continuing, cutting-edge research to benefit our clients. 
 
The list below represents only the last year of ECS presentations, click here for a more comprehensive list with presentation abstracts. 

January 2018

Tim O'Neill & Geoff Hill

Compost Odor Emissions and Process Efficiency-Connecting the Science to the Practice

January 2019

Tim O'Neill & Geoff Hill

Compost Odor Emissions and Process Efficiency-Connecting the Science to the Practice

January 2017

Tim O'Neill

Using a Flexible Pilot to Optimize Performance of an Aerated Compost System

Geoff Hill

Green Energy without the Cost and Complications of an Anaerobic Process: A comparative cost analysis of solar panels paired with food waste composting versus anaerobic digestion

April 2018

Tim O'Neill & Geoff Hill

Large Scale Composting - Keys to Long Term Profitability & VOC Regulation in California and the elephant(s) in the closet.

May 2017

Tim O'Neill & Geoff Hill

Food Waste is Coming: How Contaminated Will It Be and How to Deal with Contaminants? 

Food Waste is Coming – But How Much? 

June 2016

Tim O'Neill & Geoff Hill

The Cost of Compliance to the State of California's Water Control Board General Order: a Comparison between Windrow and Aerated Static Pile Composting

October 2018

Geoff Hill

Biochemical Benefits Of Cocomposting Alkaline Digestate With Acidic SSO

March 2018

Geoff Hill & Steve Diddy

"Accelerating Organics Recycling"

October 2017

Tim O'Neill & Geoff Hill

Estimating Food Waste Yields From New Collection Programs.

April 2017

Tim O'Neill

Assessing Options for Aeration Floors

May 2016

Tim O'Neill

Cost Effective Air Emissions Testing as a Process Management Tool

April 2016

Geoff Hill

Food Waste Estimation Modeling Using Census Data

April 2016

Tim O'Neill

Cost Effective Air Emissions Test Methods to Reflect Composting Process Variability

January 2016

Tim O'Neill

Composting Organics in Mixed Waste Streams: Challenges, Methods, and Outcomes

November 2017

Steve Diddy

Bringing Our Sole Back To Life

October 2017

Tim O'Neill

Designing a Compost Facility

November 2016

Wee L. Yee, USDA-Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory, & Tim O'Neill

Managing Pest Problems -- Exploring New Technologies to Protect Fruit Tree Health

September 2018

TimO'Neill & Geoff Hill

Facility Enclosure: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and pH and the Compost Process.

September 2017

Geoff Hill

Temperature & the compost process: an exploration of the failure mechanisms behind high temperature composting

September 2016

Geoff Hill

Limiting & Testing Emissions: Experience and New Methodologies

September 2018

Steve Diddy

"Can You Dig It?"

September 2016

Geoff Hill

Process Impacts: Emissions from Large-Scale Composting

November 2016

Geoff Hill

Composting in California: CalRecycle Zone Works 

INVENTIONS

Our industry is full of challenges. When we can't find something in the market to fill our need, we invent something that will. Here is a short list:
  • The Original Wireless Compost Temperature Probe (currently 4th generation)

  • Zone Controller Distributed Control Technology

  • CompTroller Server Based Control and Monitoring System (currently 3rd generation)

  • CompDog Aeration Floor System

  • Low Friction Aeration Floor System

  • Non-Clogging Aeration Floor Drainage System

  • Adjustable Column Height Sparger

 
 
 

COMP BLOG

Recent Posts:

January 4, 2019

It has been found that inoculum effects are insignificantly different from the effect of recycling a small fraction of compost (rich with microorganisms).  Recycled compost is a resource that all...

December 19, 2018

USCC CONFERENCE &TRADE SHOW

"Established in 1990, the US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the co...

December 19, 2018

WORC's Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Washington Organic Recycling Council was founded in 1991 and is one of the first state-wide composting industry trade organizations. WORC offers Compost Facili...

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WHITE PAPERS / ARTICLES

ECS provides the following technical documents and white papers. We hope these assist you with your composting projects and knowledge of ECS. If you have any questions, please contact us
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