Regional Composting Operation Business Plan Development (City of Plano, Texas)

GBB assisted the City of Plano, Texas (pop. 220,000) by developing a business plan for a regional composting operation being developed by the City. This addressed feedstock the importation of organic materials from four independent cities in addition to Plano.  The quantity of organic material was projected to peak at 90,000 tons per year.  The plan identified $2.5 million in capital investment and almost $2 million per year in operations costs for the initial five years.  The business plan also identified independent product markets and reviewed the competitive market to determine pricing for the products including both bulk and bagged products.  Revenues were projected for the initial five years and a risk analysis preformed.  The City of Plano implemented the business plan.