Mission and Vision

THE USCC Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The US Composting Council (USCC) advances composting and promotes compost use to enhance soils and provide economic and environmental benefits for our members and society.

Vision Statement

We believe that the recycling of organic materials is central to achieving healthy soils, clean water and a sustainable society.

We will work to achieve this vision by:

  • Educating professionals, policy-makers and the public
  • Serving as an advocate to promote composting
  • Encouraging and promoting research and adoption of best management practices
  • Bringing together organics management and allied professionals, generators of organic residuals, policy-makers, regulators, and product users to pursue this vision

The USCC Organization

Established in 1990, the US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry. The USCC achieves this mission by encouraging, supporting and performing compost related research, promoting best management practices, establishing standards, educating professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, enhancing compost product quality, and developing training materials for composters and markets for compost products. USCC members include compost producers, marketers, equipment manufacturers, product suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms.

BioCycle, a premier industry periodical, is the official magazine of the Council.

The USCC is a non-profit 501(c) (6) organization that also directs the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), a 501(c) (3) charitable foundation, which administers public and private research and education activities.