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Every year the USCC asks its members and those associated with the industry to submit nominations for the people or companies they feel have made a significant contribution to the Industry.

Winners of the 2011 Awards were announced at the Awards Luncheon, Thursday, January 19, in Austin, TX, at our Annual Conference.

AWARD DESCRIPTIONS

Composter of the Year Award WORD PDF

Awarded to a commercial-scale composting facility, public or private, which has displayed excellence in both compost production and marketing/distribution. The nominated facility must be in operation for a minimum of 5 years, process more than 10,000 tons of feedstock per year and in regulatory compliance for the last 3 years.

Composting Program of the Year Award WORD PDF

Awarded to a small-scale composting facility or program, public or private, that has demonstrated organics diversion to composting or vermicomposting including a component of education and public outreach. The nominated program must be in operation for a minimum of 1 year, process less than 10,000 tons/year of feedstock, and be in regulatory compliance.

Hi Kellogg Award WORD PDF

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding service to the U. S. composting industry over a period of many years. This award recognizes individuals who have left a lasting positive impact on the U.S. composting industry. A nominee must be active in the composting industry for a minimum of 10 years.

Rufus Chaney Award WORD PDF

Awarded to an individual who has displayed excellence in the area of compost research over a period of many years. This award recognizes those individuals whose breath of research and/or research findings have had a significant impact on the composting industry and/or end users of compost. A nominee must be active in compost/composting research for a minimum of 10 years.

H. Clark Gregory Award WORD PDF

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding service to the composting industry through various grassroots efforts; including backyard composting, vermi-composting, or public or end user education. A nominee must be active in one or more of these compost related efforts for a minimum of 5 years.

Clean Water Award WORD PDF

Awarded to a person or company in the compost industry or related field who have completed projects that positively impacted water quality via the use of organics or increased awareness of the link between quality soils, compost and water quality. Projects that use organic materials and have created clean water, prevent pollution, improved soil quality leading to improved water quality, conserves water or other practices related to water quality issues are elligible for this award.

The Jerome Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award WORD PDF

Awarded to an individual who has achieved excellence in their field of study and to honor those who have made significant contributions over their professional career to the field of environmental stewardship and natural resource sustainability. The Jerome Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award is a special recognition award and not an annual award. It is presented at the annual conference and consists of a plaque and an annual donation to the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation in the name of the honoree.
Awarded to an individual who has achieved excellence in their field of study and to honor those who have made significant contributions over their professional career to the field of environmental stewardship and natural resource sustainability. The Jerome Goldstein Lifetime Achievement Award is a special recognition award and not an annual award. It is presented at the annual conference and consists of a plaque and an annual donation to the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation in the name of the honoree.

2011 award winners


Danielle Pieranunzi, Emily Bibler, Jim McNelly, Noel Lyons, Dr. Craig Cogger and Barrie Cogburn

The USCC would like to congratulate the winners of the USCC’s 2011 Annual Awards:

The 2011 Composter of the Year

Awarded to McGill Environmental Systems, Noel Lyons accepting




Hi Kellogg Award for Outstanding Service
to the Composting Industry

Awarded to Michele Young,
City of San Jose – Environmental Services Dept.



Rufus Chaney Award for Research Excellence

Awarded to Dr. Craig Cogger, Washington State University





The H. Clark Gregory Award for outstanding grass roots efforts to promote composting and public outreach.

Awarded to Sustainable Sites Initiative, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Danielle Pieranunzi accepting


USCC Clean Water Award

Awarded to Barrie Cogburn, Texas Department of Transportation, Design Division




2011 Special Service Award for Time and dedication to the USCC

Awarded to Jim McNelly



These winners have given generously of their time and talent to further the compost industry and to protect the environment for future generations. Please join the USCC in thanking them for their efforts.