Commercial Composting-One of Hottest US Industries-Brings National Conference to Phoenix in January

More than 1,000 members of the commercial composting community will be gathered Jan. 28-31 2019 for the first time in the Phoenix, AZ region for the annual conference of the US Composting Council in an era of infrastructure challenges, keen attention to food scrap diversion and the link between compost and climate change. Read more

Composting Council Launches Second Professional Certification

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Composting Collaborative Webinar on Nurturing Entrepreneurs to Grow Infrastructure

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Acclaimed Soil Health Author Schwartz to Keynote National Compost Conference

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The USCC sat down with Michael Robinson of Rust Belt Riders in Cleveland, OH, an early leader in the community composting sector and a USCC Bronze member. We discussed the emergence of the movement and business model across the USA in the past decade.

USCC: Who is Rust Belt Riders?
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USCC: What is community composting? This sector is important to the compost industry as a whole; where do you see its biggest impact? Are there ways that the mission is slightly different, or that haulers or producers in this scale can do things that more traditional large compost manufacturers may find difficult?

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USCC: How do large and small scale composting complement each other? What is there to learn from each other? Where does community composting address the problem of missing compost infrastructure?

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USCC: How does community composting, also known as decentralizing composting, and traditional centralized commercial compost manufacturers complement each other.

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USCC: Talk about the business outlook and the mission of community composting. Will you find MBAs in your group?

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