Composting for Community Reports

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Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government

Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government

Brenda Platt

May 22, 2018

The report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Governments, profiles 11 home composting programs (10 in the United States, 1 in Canada) and is a guide for local governments starting their own programs. It makes the  READ MORE


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

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

Virginia Streeter

December 18, 2017

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   READ MORE


Bike-Powered Food Scrap Collection

Bike-Powered Food Scrap Collection

Virginia Streeter

February 27, 2017

As part of ILSR’s collaboration with the Chesapeake Youth Development Center to launch a bike-powered food scrap collection service in Curtis Bay, a neighborhood of Baltimore, ILSR interviewed 17 owners and founders of bike-powered collection services in 11 states. Read o  READ MORE


Size Matters! New Report Shows The Value of Small-Scale, Community-Based Composting

Growing Local Fertility: A Guide to Community Composting

State of Composting in the US: What, Why, Where & How

Composting Builds Healthy Soils and Protects Watersheds, Says New ILSR Report

Composting Supports Jobs and Healthy Watersheds, Say New ILSR Reports

Composting Makes $en$e: Jobs through Composting & Compost Use

Composting Makes $en$e: Jobs through Composting & Compost Use

Brenda Platt

May 8, 2013

Recycling is an economic development tool as well as an environmental tool. Reuse, recycling, and waste reduction offer direct development opportunities for communities. When collected with skill and care, and upgraded with quality in mind, discarded materials are a local  READ MORE


Supportive Rules For Small-Scale Composting