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The US Composting Council Announces the 2016 Board of Directors

The US Composting Council has announced the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Re-elected to the Board were Brian Fleury of WeCare Organics and Lorrie Loder of Synagro. Three new faces will join the board in 2016: Sarah Martinez, Eco-Products; Greg Gelewski, Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency and Susan Thoman, Cedar Grove Composting.

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Keynote Speakers Announced for COMPOST2016

Celebrity gardener Joe Lamp’l and Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus will inspire and inform the composting industry with compost use and the organics recycling regulatory outlook at COMPOST2016 in Jacksonville, FL Jan 25-28, 2016.

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US Composting Council Announces the 2016 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking designs for the annual International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) poster contest, incorporating this year’s theme, Compost—The Soil and Water Connection. The contest runs September 1 through November 14, 2015 and is open to anyone who wishes to share their artistic interpretation of compost and its ties to soil health.

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US Composting Council Prepares Industry for Increased Organics Recycling, Amid Stiffening Air & Water Regulations

Compost producers in California are preparing for major changes with passage of laws phasing out diversion credit for using green waste for landfill cover, and increased diversion of organics (especially commercial food scraps) – at the same time that air emissions and water quality protections have been increased.

The US Composting Council is holding a workshop in October in California to help those who work in organics recycling to understand and integrate the new realities into their operations: “Composting Under Cover: Minimizing Odors, VOCs and Stormwater Impacts.”

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