Announcing the Community Compost Law & Policy Project

Date: 1 Jun 2018 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance and The Sustainable Economies Law Center (The Law Center) are excited to announce the Community Compost Law & Policy Project.

This project will provide critical legal and policy support to community composters, who often face daunting regulatory, zoning, and permitting barriers. Community composters are a vital piece of the distributed infrastructure. 

For years, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has cultivated the vibrant network of community composters and provided resources to strengthen the movement. This includes our webinar series, podcasts, new hierarchy, and in-person forums

If you’re a community composter who wants access to our policy and legal resources, such as training webinars and pro-bono lawyers, please join the Community Composter Coalition and Google group. Not sure if you’re a community composter? Check out Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting (pg. 7, 24-27) for principles and types of community composting.

Contact Virginia Streeter, the coordinator of the Community Composter Coalition, at for more information.

For a preview of policy and legal obstacles to community composting, view this presentation created by The Law Center and shared at the January 2018 Cultivating Community Composting Forum.

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