In the Field

Industrial Resources Council Materials Fact Sheet

Pulp & Paper Indsustry Materials
Many paper mills have developed programs to identify beneficial use of materials generated on site, resulting in conservation of landfill space.  For example:

  • Waste water treatment residuals can be used as soil amendments to enhance crop productivity
  • Wood ash is most commonly used in land application as a liming agent, and it also can supply plant nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium
  • Lime mud is also utilized in land application as a liming agent. In addition to raising soil pH, lime mud can provide plant nutrients, especially phosphorus.

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