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.… Read More

Attendees of the 2018 Community Composting Workshop

Date: 31 Jan 2018 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

  In January 2018, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance convened two events, held in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, in Atlanta: BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY COMPOSTING WORKSHOP MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 CULTIVATING COMMUNITY COMPOSTING FORUM 2018 TUESDAY, … Read More

Presentations: 2018 Community Composting Workshop & Forum

Date: 31 Jan 2018 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January 2018, ILSR convened two events in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, in Atlanta: the Best Practices in Community Composting Workshop and the National Cultivating Community Composting Forum. These events brought together composters to network, share best practices, and build support for community-scale composting systems and enterprises. The Cultivating Community Composting Forum 2018 is the 5th national forum convened by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.… Read More

Survey of Residential Food Waste Collection Access in the U.S.

Date: 18 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new report released by BioCycle — with research led by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance — details the growth of residential access to food scrap collection services, both through curbside and drop-off programs. Food scrap recovery is increasingly recognized as a key to reaching high waste diversion levels, protecting the climate, and feeding the soil.… Read More

Community Composters Attending the 5th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum

Date: 12 Dec 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In collaboration with the US Composting Council (USCC) and BioCycle, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance announces two events to be held in conjunction with the USCC’s International Conference and Trade Show, COMPOST2018, in Atlanta: BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY COMPOSTING WORKSHOP MONDAY, JANUARY 22, … Read More

Webinar Resources: Successful Rat Prevention for Community-Scaled Composting

Date: 12 Jun 2017 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Monday, June 5th, ILSR and the community composting network hosted a webinar on “Successful Rat Prevention for Community-Scaled Composting.” The webinar covered rat biology and behavior, and explored compost best management practices (BMPs) that help projects avoid rats. BMPs covered included: rat-resistant composting systems, proper data collection … Read More

Maryland’s Food Recovery Summit, A Review

Date: 4 Dec 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On November 30, 2016, members of ILSR’s Composting Makes Sense team attended the Maryland Food Recovery Summit. Brenda Platt was a vital part of organizing the summit, along with Hilary Miller and Kaley Laleker from the Maryland Department of the … Read More