Garvey Resources Inc. is a consulting company specializing in biosolids services and other environmental issues.  We have over 20 years experience in environmental planning, processing, quality control, permitting, marketing, public relations, and recycling.  Our services are customized to meet your needs with efficient, individualized, and timely responses. 


We are experts at providing technical assistance to companies and organizations looking for cost-effective solutions, and our widespread contacts enable us to evaluate systems locally, nationally, and worldwide.  In addition to helping Water Quality Managers comply with State and Federal regulations, we offer an array of services including biosolids management planning, permitting assistance, and public outreach programs. 


At Garvey Resources, Inc., outstanding service is at the heart of everything we do. We offer advice and support for every process and procedure from short-term measures to long-term projects, from small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations. We provide complete and sustainable environmental solutions from A to Z.


Over the years, we have earned a reputation for excellence in the field of biosolids and environmental consulting.  Our unparalleled advice, backed by experience and expertise, sets us apart from all other consulting companies.


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Biosolids and Septage Beneficial Use General Permits Reach Expiration Date

At this writing, the general permits: PAG-07, PAG-08 and PAG-09 are set to expire on April 2, 2014.  These permits cover land application of septage, Class B biosolids and Exceptional Quality biosolids.  PADEP planned to publish proposed changes to the Conditions of the General Permit in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.  A 30 day comment period will follow and public hearings will be held if requested.  At this writing, changes to the permits are not expected to be significant.  

Biosolids Blog

Keep informed about the latest biosolids news and trends by following Diane Garvey's Biosolids Blog.


Diane's most recent post is entitled Land Applier's Compliance Checklist. 

News & Events

Diane Garveywill be attending the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) Annual Meeting and Exhibition on February 4 – 5, 2014 in New York City.  Visit Diane at Booth #129, CLEAR FLO TECHNOLOGIES, Inc. where she will be answering questions about beneficial use of biosolids.  Steve Macchio, Clear Flo’s owner, will also be on hand to answer questions. 

Clear Flo Technologies is a non-hazardous wastewater disposal facility, which is currently accepting grease trap pumpings, stormwater, pre-approved industrial wastewater and leachate.  Oil is recovered from the waste and used as fuel.  Their website is  In the near future, Clear Flo will be accepting wastewater residuals and biosolids which will be dried to create natural pellets called Clean&Green.  Read more about it at


The WEF Annual Residuals and Biosolids Conference will be held in Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.  Conference dates are May 18 – 21, 2014, with the Exhibition on May 19 - 20, 2014.  The theme this year is, “Sustainability Made Simple: Facilitating Resource Recovery.”  This conference will highlight beneficial reuse options, science, and technologies currently available to help leverage biosolids as a valuable resource. 

One preconference workshop has an especially timely topic: “You Just Can’t Hide a Biosolids Program! (But you can Communicate It…).”   This workshop will provide an understanding of the critical importance of proactive communications regarding your biosolids management program, and an introduction to, and new ideas for, communicating biosolids messages, including working with the media.  In today’s world of digital media, it is more important than ever for biosolids processors to plan ahead and be able to communicate online as well as through traditional methods. 




Biosolids Committee Meeting

The next PWEA Biosolids Committee Meeting will tentatively be held at PennTec, mid-day on Tuesday, June 3rd at the Penn Stater Conference Center, State College PA.  Check to confirm final arrangements for the meeting time and room.

Garvey Resources was a partner in the development of the Rodale Institute's Water Purification ECO-Center.  Read about it on our Biosolids Blog.

Rodale Institute ECO-Center and wetland.

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