Convertus acquires composting facility in Manassas, Virginia

April 15, 2024

Composting facility in Manassas, Virginia

Convertus expands sustainability footprint with acquisition of second facility in the U.S.  

Convertus Group (“Convertus”), a leader in sustainable waste management, is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of the Freestate Farms composting facility in Manassas, Virginia. The facility, which was built and operated through a public-private partnership with Prince William County, is Convertus’ first composting facility in the United States marking its expanding impact in the growing organic waste management sector.

Situated in the second most populated county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Manassas based composting facility is strategically positioned for growth. With a 20-year contract securing exclusive rights to yard waste, coupled with the recent implementation of a yard waste diversion mandate, the facility has the capacity to meet the growing demands of the region.

“We are thrilled to expand our footprint in the United States with the acquisition of the Manassas-based composting facility.” said Michael Leopold, CEO of Convertus, “We look forward to leveraging our expertise and resources to drive positive change and contribute to Prince William County’s environmental sustainability goals.”

The Manassas based facility underwent significant upgrades in 2020, including an expansion and the installation of advanced aerated static pile technology. These enhancements not only optimized the control of airflow to efficiently compost material, but also substantially decreased the processing time. Capable of processing 80,000 to 100,000 tons per year of organic waste, the facility can produce certified compost, mulch and soil amendment products available in bulk. These high-quality products contribute to enriching soil health, elevating nutrient levels and increasing crop yields.

The Manassas based site joins Convertus’ growing portfolio of facilities, with a total of 14 operational facilities across North America (with another 2 facilities in the construction phase). Convertus’ first facility in the U.S. is a bagging and warehouse facility in Unity, Maine. With this latest acquisition, Convertus is on track to process over 600,000 tons per year, bringing the company closer to its ambitious goal of processing over 1 million tons annually.

As Convertus continues to expand their operations and close the loop, they are steadfast in their mission to build a sustainable future for generations to come.

About Convertus Group

Convertus partners with communities to design, build, operate and service state-of-the-art organic waste treatment facilities. Convertus solutions combine quality, creativity, and technological expertise to convert organic waste into new resources and tap into their renewable energy potential. Visit Convertus’ website for more information:

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Ann-Marie Cooper

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