USCC Young Professionals


To develop young professionals in the composting industry by providing an avenue for professional advancement through networking, education, and leadership opportunities.

See our Young Professionals COMPOST2017 Volunteer Project
on Skid Row in LA!


About Us:

Young Ps: The Compost Leaders of the Future

The USCC Young Professionals Group began in October 2013 as a group for people age 18 to 40 to connect with each other and industry leaders. Young Professionals are either under 40 or have less than 5 years’ experience in the industry.

The Young Professionals are passionate about sustainability and are committed to expanding the compost industry nationwide. The group sponsors networking and volunteer events and provides opportunities to learn and interact with the leaders of the compost industry.

Contact Information:

To get involved or become a member, please contact:

Gary Nihart
Committee Chair
[email protected]
Linda Norris Waldt
Director of Communications
[email protected]

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Thanks to our Benefactors, Caterpillar, and Scott’s Miracle-Gro, we have ONE YEAR scholarship memberships available for the coming Membership Year, June 1 2018 through June 1 2019!


(closes June 30, 2018)

  • • You must be 21-40 years of age;
  • • You must agree to help the Young Professionals grow;
  • • One-time only scholarships (you are ineligible for the membership scholarship once receiving it)