Composting Odor Control

Destroy odors caused by decomposition.

Composting material is rich in organic matter, making it valuable fertilizer. But the reuse of this material comes at a price. Transporting, storing, and processing decomposing material creates powerful malodors — often drifting into nearby residential areas and office parks.

Organics recycling facilities also manage the smelly process of decomposition. Proteins, carbohydrates, and fats from food scraps and other organic materials are broken down. At each stage of decay, gases are produced that emit foul odors.

Ecosorb’s industrial compost odor control solutions help mitigate foul odors from facilites; eliminating complaints from the community and improving working conditions.

Benefits of Ecosorb


Ecosorb uses the natural power of plant oils to remove odors from composting.


Non-toxic, non-hazardous, biodegradable, non-flammable, and no harmful VOCs.


Verifiably, scientifically proven to work.


Custom formulations for each stage of composting: transportation, storage, processing.

Sludge Receiving and Storage

At many composting sites, odors come from incoming material. These ingredients may have been stored anaerobically (without oxygen) for a week or more before transport to the site. Once these ingredients are added, low oxygen conditions can compound odor issues.

Anaerobic odors include a range of compounds with their own challenges, including:

  • Reduced sulfur compounds (hydrogen sulfide, dimethyl sulfide, dimethyl disulfide, and methanethiol)
  • Volatile fatty acids
  • Aromatic compounds
  • Amines
  • Ammonia

Organic Recycling Facilities

Odor has been referred to as the Achilles heel of composting, forcing compost programs around the U.S. to shut down. Meanwhile, the federal government is leaning on states to move organics off landfills. The increase in composting will only make odor issues more challenging. Ecosorb offers safe and proven industrial compost odor control solutions for facilities of any size.

How to Use

Ecosorb products — either evaporated or atomized with nozzles or fans — control industrial composting odors even in large facilities. Ecosorb is also available in spray gel, which blocks odors from escaping into the atmosphere when added on top of composting material. Spray Gel is a special formulation that topically blocks odors from escaping into the atmosphere — an ideal solution for open-bed waste trucks, working face of compost piles, and other solid/semi-solid odorous materials.

As with most odors, composting smells get worse when moved. As compost rows are turned or solid waste is dumped, bad odors increase. Ecosorb’s industrial compost odor control products can be used to control malodors, either in a localized area or to surround a large area such as a landfill or composting shed. Delivery systems can be integrated with facility hardware to control odors as they are released by machinery like graders and tillers.

Packaging Options
  • 5-gallon pails
  • 55-gallon drums
  • 275-gallon totes

Learn more about custom odor solutions for your industry