ILSR Helps Pass Bill Expanding On-Farm Composting of Food Scraps in MD!

Date: 14 Apr 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Go to ILSR’s Composting Rules Library to see more detail on the law. Maryland has been a national model for advancing on-farm composting since the state’s composting permit regulations were updated in 2015 with carve-outs for farms and small composting operations. Those rules – which ILSR championed – created a tiered permitting structure and exempted on-farm … Read More

Figures from A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census

Date: 31 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s March 2023 report, A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census, is the first census of community composters to track the nature and growth of this sector, identify its key challenges, and demonstrate its benefits. Select figures are available for download to help share the impressive growth of the composting sector with your community!… Read More

Government Support for Community Composting Part 5: Food-Scrap Drop-Off Partnerships with Local Government

Date: 27 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Part 5 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series features case studies from Western New York in which local community composters and volunteers advocate and work alongside elected officials to bring forth change.… Read More

Media Release: New Survey Reveals Community Composting is a Rapidly Growing Sector in the Recycling Industry

Date: 22 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting, Press Release, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The community composting sector could create nearly as many new jobs as currently exists in the coal mining industry, according to the new report released by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR).… Read More

A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census

Date: 22 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A Growing Movement: 2022 Community Composter Census is the first census of the community composting sector. With more than 50 figures and graphics, the report highlights the sector’s diversity of geographic and demographic representation, composting methods, composting feedstocks and output, employment, and community impact.… Read More

Composting for Food Sovereignty in Atlanta

Date: 21 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

What role does composting play in subverting barriers to local food sovereignty? In this episode of the Composting for Community Podcast, we are joined by Khari Diop, an environmental educator, food security activist, and fifth-generation food grower from Atlanta.
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Reintroduced Maryland Bill on Waste Reduction and On-Farm Composting

Date: 9 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Composting for Community team has worked closely with Delegate Regina T. Boyce to introduce the Solid Waste Disposal and Diversion and On-Farm Composting and Compost Use bill (HB 1070) for Maryland’s 2022 legislative session.… Read More

7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum & Field Day

Date: 7 Mar 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In January 2023, ILSR convened the 7th National Cultivating Community Composting (CCC) Forum in Ontario, California, in collaboration with the US Composting Council and its annual conference and trade show. View presentations. … Read More

Community Composters Make Their Mark on Industry at National Conference

Date: 23 Feb 2023 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s 7th National Cultivating Community Composting Forum and Field Day brought together 160+ community composters (and those who love them) to network, share best practices, and make their voices heard in the larger composting industry. The events were held in conjunction with the US Composting Council’s COMPOST2023 in Ontario, California.… Read More

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