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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

Projects:

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

Media Contacts:


Linda Norris-Waldt
Media Relations
301.897.2715

US Composting Council Resources

Leadership and Staff
Board of Directors




Frank Franciosi
Executive Director


Al Rattie
STA Director


Cary Oshins
Education Director