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US Composting Council and PLAN Launch Partnership to Build Campus Composting Resources
The Post Landfill Action Network (PLAN) and US Composting Council (USCC) are launching a partnership to provide resources in the coming year to stakeholders of composting efforts on college and university campuses, the organizations announced today.
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Minnesota Compost Leaders, Non-Profit Advocate Among Awardees Recognized at USCC’s COMPOST2019
Composting facilities in Texas and Tennessee and a non-profit program in San Diego, CA and an energetic program in Minneapolis were among those who were honored by their peers by the US Composting Council at a January ceremony.
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Municipal Compost Challenges: Frank Franciosi gets the Last Word in this month’s issue of Recycling Product News.
Municipalities need to help to keep up with demand for composting according to USCC. We are All Community Composters: time to stop kicking the can down the road.
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Composting Council Launches Second Professional Certification
Reston, VA–The US Composting Council’s Certification Commission is introducing a new credential that is designed for industry professionals who are experts in the field of compost manufacturing and facility management.
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Composting Collaborative Webinar on Nurturing Entrepreneurs to Grow Infrastructure
The Composting Collaborative, of which USCC is a founding partner, is focusing its October webinar on the role of new businesses in closing the gaps in providing organics recycling collection and compost production and sales. USCC has found that encouraging entrepreneurship is one answer.
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Acclaimed Soil Health Author Schwartz to Keynote National Compost Conference
Judith D. Schwartz, author of the critically acclaimed book, Cows Save the Planet, will be the keynote speaker at the US Composting Council’s 27th Annual Conference, Renew and Regenerate, the USCC announced today. Read more…


Mentoring New Jersey Forms US Composting Council Chapter Committee
USCC members from the State of New Jersey have affiliated with the US Composting Council as an official committee to promote the compost manufacturing industry under the umbrella of the USCC. Read more…


Mentoring Diverse and Large Mentoring Class Kicks Off for USCC Young Professionals
The U S Composting Council continues to grow the organics recycling industry with a record-breaking mentoring group for 2018-19: 10 pairs across the U.S., including women mentors and an international mentee-mentor pair.
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Food ScrapsHow to Compost as a Facility Manager
Four tips to effectively divert organic waste – You probably don’t think twice about recycling cardboard, plastic, glass and light bulbs. But what about food waste?
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Ron AlexanderNew Compost Definition – Results From USCC Work with AAPFCO
The American Association of Plant and Food Control Officials has approved a new definition for compost that emphasizes the pathogen-removing thermophilic process, differentiating it from many products often confused as compost.
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Frank FranciosiInfrastructure: Frank Franciosi gets the Last Word in this month’s issue of Recycling Product News.
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Cedar Grove Compost, Wayne King, University of Florida To Receive 2017 USCC Honors at COMPOST2018
A professor and student program at the University of Florida and an iconic Washington State compost manufacturing facility are among those being recognized as this year’s US Composting Council (USCC) Award winners. Read more…


US Composting Council Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results
The US Composting Council announced today the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Re-elected to the Board were Sarah Martinez of Eco-Products; Dr. Robert Michitsch of University of Wisconsin; and Tim Goodman of Natureworks. Four new members who join the U.S. Composting Council Board of Directors in 2018, Pierce Louis, Dirt Hugger, Eileen Banyra, Community Compost Company, Jeff Bradley, Vermeer, and Bob Shanz, Barnes Nursery. Read more…


Laura Turner Seydel and Scott Jenkins

COMPOST2018: Green Sports Leader and Renowned Environmental Philanthropist Open and Close First Conference in Atlanta!
In a year of rapidly growing composting infrastructure, COMPOST2018, the national gathering of the compost industry, will focus on the expansion of financing and business development, evolving technologies and new collection points such as events venues, with Green Sports Alliance chair Scott Jenkins as keynote speaker and philanthropist Laura Turner Seydel as closing keynote speaker. Read more…

US Composting Council’s First Young Professional Scholarships Awarded
The US Composting Council Board of Directors has awarded the first Young Professional Scholarships for 2017. These scholarships have been awarded to 16 young professionals who will help cultivate USCC membership in the 18-40 generation as future leaders of the compost manufacturing and organics recycling industry. Read more…
Michigan Organics Council Forms State Composting Council Chapter
Michigan composters have affiliated with the US Composting Council as a Charter Chapter to promote the compost manufacturing industry under the umbrella of the US Composting Council.
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Maryland Passes Two Composting Bills
Double victories were in hand for the Maryland compost community thanks to the passage of HB171 and HB1349, bills that speak to proper labelling of compostable products, and a state study on infrastructure expansion for Maryland.
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2016 Awards LogoMinnesota Compost Leaders, Non-Profit Advocate Among Awardees Being Recognized at USCC’s COMPOST2017
Two dedicated Minnesota compost regulators and a non-profit advocate and researcher on compost economics are among those who will be honored.
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Green Organics BinGreen is for Organics: Voluntary Container Color Standard Recommended by Consortium of Organics Collection Organizations and Agencies
Keep America Beautiful, U.S. Composting Council Joined by Other Nonprofit and Government Organizations to Improve Recycling and Organics Collection
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Frank FranciosiFrank Francoisi gets the Last Word in this month’s issue of Recycling Product News.
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CompostGoverning Magazine talks to Frank Franciosi about Municipal Composting Challenges
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Colum RileyCannabis Growers and Compost to Be Focus of January COMPOST2017 Conference Session in California
Premium compost plays a key role in the rapidly growing cannabis industry, and a California compost producer will share the results of his experience working with marijuana growers during the past few years at COMPOST2017, the national conference of the compost industry, to be held in January in Los Angeles, CA. Other panelists will discuss other aspects of the topic.
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CO Composting CouncilColorado Compost Community Forms State Composting Council Chapter
Rocky Mt. Organics Council, Colorado Association for Recycling Partner with USCC
The State of Colorado has formed a regional chapter to promote the compost manufacturing industry under the umbrella of the US Composting Council, the group announced today.
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test-takers200+ Compost Professionals Sign Up for First Certification Test Opportunity
To allow compost facility professionals to formally demonstrate their knowledge, professional achievement and qualifications, the USCC has taken the first steps this summer for compost facility operators to become a Certified Compost Operations Manager. More than 200 people have signed up for the initial round of tests within the first 30 days.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional Partners with US Composting Council and Keep America Beautiful to Create Workplace Composting Guide
Kimberly-Clark Professional, the US Composting Council (USCC) and Keep America Beautiful have introduced a free Guide to Workplace Composting to help organizations develop workplace composting programs that support sustainability, waste reduction and zero waste initiatives.
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FranciosiWhat the New Composting Council Chief Has in Mind
The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) has a new leader: Frank Franciosi took over as executive director of Bethesda, Md.-based organics association and its sister organization, the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CREF).
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2016 ICAW Poster WinnerIndonesian Environmental Crisis Leads Designer to Winning International Compost Awareness Week 2016 Poster
Yessi Budisari of West Indonesia has sensed growing concern for soil revitalization in the wake of a brush fire and smoke pollution disaster in her country, and designed the winning 2016 International Compost Awareness Week poster in response to the concerns.
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FranciosiCompost Industry Leader Franciosi Named USCC Executive Director
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DMGUS Composting Council Selects Drohan Management Group for Association Management Services
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STA Certified CompostBall Publishing’s New Terrain Newsletter talks STA Certified Compost.
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Kimberly ClarkKimberly Clark Supports USCC as Benefactor Member
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Oranges in Compost“Food Scrap Alley” Unveiled by USCC
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August 3, 2015 – USCC Introduces Food Scrap Alley

Heroes Club PhotoVirginia Composters Join Glen Allen Children In Using Compost for the Community
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Poster Winner Emily MozzoneUSCC Poster Contest winner, Emily Mozzone featured in the maple valley reporter
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BPIBPI and US Composting Council Strengthen Collaboration to Promote Growth of Food Scraps Diversion and Composting
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Joe LamplUSCC Partners With Celebrity Garden Host Joe Lamp’l to Talk Compost
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USCC History and Background

Membership News 2014, Membership News 2015
More about Our Members

Composting Council Education and Research Foundation


Compostable Plastics Toolkit
Curb to Compost Toolkit
Soil and Water Connection

International Compost Awareness Week

Download the 2015 poster here
Downloadable Photo of this Year’s Designer

The Compost Industry: Statistics and Background

Compost Manufacturing
Organics Collection Information
Compost Availability: USCC Compost Map
Regulations, State by State

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Linda Norris-Waldt
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US Composting Council Resources

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Frank Franciosi
Executive Director

Hilary Nichols
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Cary Oshins
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