Membership Levels and Benefits

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• Receive subscription to Biocycle, the official magazine of the USCC
• Receive e-news, period updates of news affecting the organics recycling industry
• Receive 1 complimentary copy of International Compost Awareness Week poster
Magazine discounts


Membership Levels
*2% of membership dues will be spent on lobbying and therefore not deductible as a business expense.
**USCC member discounts on events, products and services only apply to those individuals under an organization’s account. Additional individuals can be added as Associates at $100; email membership services to increase individuals on your membership account at


Meet the USCC’s Benefactor* Members!


Scott’s Miracle-Gro, Marysville, OH
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products. The company, founded in 1868 when O.M. Scott began selling lawn seed, is an industry leader with regional offices and research facilities across the U.S. and Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the $5.4 billion-plus global consumer lawn and garden market by connecting with consumers. Through our consumer insights and dedication to innovation, we continue to bring trusted lawn and garden products to consumers worldwide. In the U.S., Scotts®, Miracle-Gro®, Ortho®, Roundup® and Tomcat® brands are market leaders in their categories and are sold through the world’s leading home improvement retailers and mass merchandisers.Growing Media – Compost & Recycling
Every gardening season, consumers purchase more than 250 million bags of Scotts Miracle-Gro soils and mulches. In doing so, these gardeners are working as partners in what may be one of the world’s largest recycling efforts.

On an annual basis, Scotts Miracle-Gro uses approximately 5 billion pounds of reused material – like compost made from the leaves and brush trimmings. Soils and potting mixes include byproducts from forestry, dairy farming, poultry farming, wine-making, rice processing, coconut harvesting and mushroom farming. In compost alone, the company consumes more than 2 million cubic yards annually.

Responsible Stewards of Our Planet

Give Back to Gro
Scotts Miracle-Gro community engagement activities focus on enhancing the environment through the support of public green spaces and gardens, and help underserved youth by providing educational opportunities that promote self-reliance.

Starting in 2011 and through their 150th anniversary in 2018, Scotts Miracle-Gro is supporting the creation of more than 1,000 community gardens and green spaces.

Investing in Water Positive Landscapes
The Water Positive™ Landscapes initiative is an integrated program that demonstrates how consumers and communities can make a positive impact on local water resources by growing the landscape they want. Scotts Miracle-Gro partners with a national network of organizations committed to water quality and conservation to inform how home gardeners can become “water positive” through education, research and policy.

*The USCC is proud to have three $10,000 level Benefactor members: Caterpillar Inc.; Kimberly Clark and Scott’s Miracle Gro.