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January 4, 2019
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 […]

October 23, 2018
Composting Council Launches Second Professional Certification

Reston, VA–The US Composting Council’s Certification Commission is introducing a new credential that is designed […]

October 9, 2018
Composting Collaborative Webinar on Nurturing Entrepreneurs to Grow Infrastructure

The Composting Collaborative, of which USCC is a founding partner, is focusing its October webinar […]

Acclaimed Soil Health Author Schwartz to Keynote National Compost Conference

RESTON, VA. — Judith D. Schwartz, author of the critically acclaimed book, Cows Save the […]

August 27, 2018
New Jersey Forms US Composting Council Chapter New Committee to Champion Compost Production/Organics Recycling in State

Morristown, NJ–USCC members from the State of New Jersey have affiliated with the US Composting […]

July 23, 2018
Diverse and Large Mentoring Class Kicks Off for USCC Young Professionals

The US Composting Council continues to grow the organics recycling industry with a record-breaking mentoring […]

June 12, 2018
US Composting Council Launches Key Projects to Grow Facilities Across US

Reston, VA – Data collection, research and stakeholder meetings are underway in a series of […]

April 12, 2018
USCC Brings Aboard New STA, Compost Use Staff Member

Hilary Nichols, a horticulturist and experienced public garden manager, is the USCC’s new Market Development […]

March 2, 2018
New Compost Definition – Results From USCC Work with AAPFCO

Savannah, GA–The American Association of Plant and Food Control Officials has approved a new definition […]

February 2, 2018
US Compost Industry 2018 Conference Signals Infrastructure Growth for Organics Collection

Compost manufacturers, organics collectors, equipment providers and others from the compost industry gathered in record […]

December 28, 2017
USCC’s Certified Compost Program Expands to Mexico

After more than 17 years of testing compost quality for US compost manufacturing facilities, the […]

November 29, 2017
Cedar Grove Compost, Wayne King, University of Florida To Receive 2017 USCC Honors at COMPOST2018

Reston, VA (Nov. 28, 2017) – A professor and student program at the University of […]

November 3, 2017
US Composting Council Announces 2018 Board of Directors Election Results

Reston, VA – – The US Composting Council announced today the results of its annual Board of […]

September 21, 2017
Frank Franciosi and other experts talk about the diversion of inedible food scraps.

Dealing with the massive amounts of food waste generated each day is, of course, a […]

August 21, 2017
COMPOST2018: Green Sports Leader and Renowned Environmental Philanthropist Open and Close First Conference in Atlanta!

RESTON, VA — In a year of rapidly growing composting infrastructure, COMPOST2018, the national gathering […]

May 31, 2017
US Composting Council’s First Young Professional Scholarships Awarded

PRESS RELEASE – 5/25/2017 The US Composting Council Board of Directors has awarded the first […]

May 11, 2017
Michigan Organics Council Forms State Composting Council Chapter

Organics Council, Michigan Recycling Coalition Partner with USCC Lansing, MI—(May 7, 2016)–Michigan composters have affiliated […]

April 20, 2017
Maryland Passes Two Composting Bills

Labelling, Infrastructure Bill Pass on Last Days of Session Testifying on Maryland’s labelling bill: from […]

January 23, 2017
Green 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 […]

January 19, 2017
Minnesota Compost Leaders, Non-Profit Advocate Among Awardees Being Recognized at USCC’s COMPOST2017

Reston, VA (Jan. 2, 2017) –Two dedicated Minnesota compost regulators and a non-profit advocate and […]

December 5, 2016
LA Compost Conference—the 25th Anniversary– Highlights ReFED Along with Many New Offerings

USCC’s 25th Annual Conference arrives in Los Angeles in January packed with content on ReFED, […]

November 2, 2016
Certified Compost Operations Manager (CCOM) Launched; New Website— Provides Open Access to Professionals in Organics Recycling Industry

Washington, DC October 26, 2016—The Certification Commission of the US Composting Council (CC-USCC) formally launched […]

October 31, 2016
Cannabis 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 […]

September 27, 2016
Colorado Compost Community Forms State Composting Council Chapter

Rocky Mt. Organics Council, Colorado Association for Recycling Partner with USCC The State of Colorado […]

August 4, 2016
200+ Compost Professionals Sign Up for First Certification Test Opportunity

To allow compost facility professionals to formally demonstrate their knowledge, professional achievement and qualifications, the […]

April 29, 2016
Adding Compost to Soils Delivers Fundamental Solution to Climate Change

Organics Recycling and the Return of Compost to Soils Delivers Fundamental Solution to Climate Change, […]

April 20, 2016
Kimberly-Clark Professional Partners with US Composting Council and Keep America Beautiful to Create Workplace Composting Guide

ROSWELL, Ga.─ April 19, 2016 ─ Kimberly-Clark Professional, the US Composting Council (USCC) and Keep […]

January 25, 2016
Indonesian 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 […]

January 18, 2016
Compost Industry Leader Franciosi Named USCC Executive Director

Bethesda, MD (Jan. 11, 2016) – The US Composting Council (USCC) Board of Directors is […]

January 5, 2016
Compost Industry Pioneers, Longtime Researchers Among Awardees Being Recognized at USCC’s COMPOST2016

Bethesda, MD (Jan. 2, 2016) –Two New England state pioneering compost regulation pioneers compost regulators […]

December 10, 2015
US Composting Council Selects Drohan Management Group for Association Management Services

We are pleased to announce that your Board of Directors has selected Drohan Management Group […]

November 30, 2015
US Composting Council Announces 2016 Board Officer Election

The US Composting Council (USCC) Board of Directors serves a critical role in guiding the […]

November 2, 2015
The US Composting Council Announces The 2016 Board of Directors

The US Composting Council has announced the results of its annual Board of Directors election. […]

October 2, 2015
Keynote Speakers Announced for COMPOST2016

Celebrity gardener Joe Lamp’l and Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator Mathy Stanislaus will inspire and […]

September 3, 2015
US Composting Council Prepares Industry for Increased Organics Recycling, Amid Stiffening Air & Water Regulations

Bethesda, MD – Compost producers in California are preparing for major changes with passage of […]

September 1, 2015
US Composting Council Announces the 2016 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking designs for the annual International Compost Awareness Week […]

August 13, 2015
Kimberly Clark Supports USCC as Benefactor Member

PRESS RELEASE 8/12/2015 Information: Al Rattie, Executive Director [email protected] Kimberly Clark Supports USCC as Benefactor […]

June 8, 2015
Virginia Composters Join Glen Allen Children In Using Compost for the Community

The Virginia Composting Council (VCC) and the Heroes Club from Twin Hickory Elementary School (THES) […]

May 6, 2015
BPI and US Composting Council Strengthen Collaboration to Promote Growth of Food Scraps Diversion and Composting

Bethesda, MD – Healthy soil and global food security are intertwined, as are composting and […]

April 16, 2015
USCC Partners With Celebrity Garden Host Joe Lamp’l to Talk Compost

High quality compost is critical, not only to world soil health, but to the continuously […]

April 12, 2015
Members in the News

A Project to Turn Corpses Into Compost By CATRIN EINHORN Katrina Spade, the founder and […]

March 19, 2015
Virginia Composters Form State Composting Council Chapter

The State of Virginia is the newest to form a regional group to promote the […]

February 18, 2015
Grant Award to Composting Council Foundation Funds Development of Professional Composter Certification

The 11th Hour Project has awarded the Composting Council’s Research and Education Foundation(CCREF) a $75,000 […]

January 13, 2015
Washington State High School Senior Wins 2015 International Compost Poster Contest

Emily Mozzone 12th Grade Maple Valley, WA Her conviction that increasing awareness of the benefits […]

January 6, 2015
Composters, Advocates for Ending Senior Hunger Join Forces to Solve Food Crisis

Bethesda, MD (January 6, 2015) — The US Composting Council and the National Foundation to […]

December 2, 2014
Three New Members, Returning Board Members Take on USCC Leadership

Bethesda, MD (Dec. 2, 2014) The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) announces election results for the […]

October 28, 2014
Compost Foundation Signs on as Partner for International Year of Soil

Across the globe, nations are observing a potential soil crisis on the horizon. In response, […]

October 22, 2014
Composting Foundation Launches Triennial Two Cents for Compost Appeal

A third of the research and education budget for the foundation that leads U.S. composting […]

August 28, 2014
US Composting Council Announces the 2015 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

The US Composting Council (USCC) is seeking entries for the annual International Compost Awareness Week […]

August 20, 2014
USCC Annual Conference in Austin Features Food Waste Recycling, Climate Change Advocate and Urban Compost Innovator

Bethesda, MD (August 20, 2015) — Combine a rock-star Detroit compost queen, compost infrastructure building […]

May 1, 2014
Events Are Occurring Around the U.S. for International Compost Awareness Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Linda Norris-Waldt, Marketing Specialist 4/30/2014 [email protected]/301-897-2715 Events Are Occurring Around the […]

December 27, 2013
New NYC Food Waste Recycling Law Will Have a National Impact, Say American Biogas and Composting Groups

WASHINGTON, DC—Yesterday, the New York City Council passed pathbreaking legislation requiring commercial food scraps from […]

November 20, 2013
USCC Welcomes Ecovative Co-Founder Eben Bayer to Deliver Keynote at Annual Conference

(Bethesda, MD) Eben Bayer, co-founder of Evocative, a pioneering bio-materials company that is garnering worldwide […]

October 31, 2013
U.S. Composting Council Announces Successful Completion of Million Tomato Compost Campaign

Gardeners grow more than One Million Tomatoes with 2,888 cubic yards of compost BETHESDA, Md. […]

September 25, 2013
Community Garden Helps Feed Families

ARLINGTON – With spring already well underway, all of the beds in the Arlington Community […]

September 23, 2013
Summer 2013 Compost Communicator is here!

Click here for this edition of the Compost Communicator featuring a President’s Greeting, Million Tomato […]

September 5, 2013
US Composting Council Announces the 2014 International Compost Awareness Week Poster Contest – Call for Entries for Poster Design

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (Bethesda, MD) The US Composting Council (USCC) is pleased to announce the […]

May 6, 2013
Governor Terry Branstad To Sign Proclamation Celebrating International Compost Awareness Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Chad Borsheim 515-325-6133 [email protected] Governor Terry Branstad To Sign Proclamation Celebrating […]

May 2, 2013
USCC announces Lori Scozzafava as New Executive Director

The United States Composting Council (USCC) is pleased to announce Lori Scozzafava as its new […]

BioCycle designated as official magazine of the US Composting Council

US Composting Council, BioCycle Magazine Form Publication Partnership Bethesda, Maryland — The US Composting Council […]

April 24, 2013
USCC Million Tomato Campaign On WNYC

Underserved Urban Gardens Get Soil Donations By Marc Garber : Host, WNYC News & Afternoon […]

April 17, 2013
Persistent Herbicide Issue Paper and Position Statement Now Available

The US Composting Council is calling on the EPA to take significant steps to prevent […]

February 21, 2013
The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority Receives 2012 Composter of the Year Award

Inland Empire – The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority recently received the United States Composting […]

February 12, 2013
Orlando Students Help Grow One Million Tomatoes for Community Gardens and Food Banks

ORLANDO, FL– On January 26th, local nonprofits, students and compost producers will kick off a […]

February 7, 2013
U.S. Composting Council Honors Will Allen of Growing Power

BETHESDA, MD, February 7, 2013 – Urban agriculturist, composter, and food justice advocate Will Allen […]

January 25, 2013
Winter 2013 Newsletter is here!

This edition of the Compost Communicator features a President’s Greeting, Message from the Executive Director, […]

January 8, 2013
American Biogas Council and US Composting Council Join Forces

WASHINGTON, DC-The American Biogas Council (ABC) and the US Composting Council (USCC) announced today the […]

October 10, 2012
National Restaurant Association, U.S. Composting Council to Develop Best Practices for Restaurateurs

The National Restaurant Association and the U.S. Composting Council are teaming up to raise awareness […]

August 20, 2012
Major new developments from CalRecycle concerning methodologies for measuring landfill gas collection efficiency

CalRecycles has issued a report that gives significant support to the conclusion that 80% of […]

August 1, 2012
Composting Council Calls For Moratorium on Persistent Herbicides.

The US Composting Council is calling on the EPA to initiate a Special Review Process […]

KAB’s America Recycles Day 2012 registration opens

It’s official – America Recycles Day 2012 registration opens August 6th…but you can register your […]

July 9, 2012
Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) Launch Voluntary Program to Drive Scientific Research and Education Projects

GIVE US YOUR TWO CENTS! Campaign supports best management practices for composting Bethesda, Maryland, June […]

February 1, 2012
USCC’s 20th Annual Conference & Trade Show Another successful event ‘in the books’!

Ronkonkoma, New York – January 30, 2012 – The USCC’s 20th Annual Conference and Trade […]

January 2, 2012
Fall 2011 Pre-Conference Edition Newsletter is here!

This Pre-Conference edition of the Compost Communicator features a Conference “Sneak Preview”, Learn about Austin […]

October 25, 2011
Composting Council: An Ongoing Commitment to Safety at Composting Facilities

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK – Recently two young men died in a tragic accident at Community […]

September 30, 2011
Summer Newsletter is (finally) here!

Meet the new Executive Director, Members Profile: Target Marketing Group, STA Spotlight: Black Gold Compost, […]

September 18, 2011
US Composting Council Announces the Hiring of its New Executive Director

RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK (September 16, 2011) – The United States Composting Council (USCC) is delighted […]

August 28, 2011
Organics in the News

E-news Vol 2 No 5

August 7, 2011
DuPont Suspends Sales of Imprelis and Sends a Voluntary Recall Notice to Industry

DuPont Co. is pulling a new herbicide from the market, after it was blamed for […]

July 11, 2011
Organics in the News

E-news Vol 4 No 2

July 5, 2011
RFP Released to Develop Issue Paper on Bioreactors and In-Situ Composting

The Climate Action Reserve has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop an issue […]

June 7, 2011
Organics in the News

E-News No.2 Vol.3

May 25, 2011
New Herbicide Threatens to Contaminate Compost

(Ronkonkoma, NY – May 25, 2011) The U.S. Composting Council (USCC) is warning composters to […]

May 5, 2011
Orange County, NC, Issues RFP for Food and Organic Waste Collection

ORANGE COUNTY, NC, is seeking proposals for collection and disposal services for the County’s Food […]