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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

Tackling the problem of food waste is gaining attention to avoid garbage, conserve resources, create jobs, alleviate hunger, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) details how home composting is among the best opportunities to reduce food waste, especially in the near term and in areas lacking curbside collection or facilities to compost. The 90-page report found that for every 10,000 households composting at home, between 1,400 and 5,000 tons per year could be diverted from curbside collection, with potential savings in avoided disposal costs alone ranging from $72,000 to $250,000. FullREAD MORE


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Webinar Resources: Detailing Successful Local Government Home Composting Programs

Webinar Resources: Detailing Successful Local Government Home Composting Programs

Virginia Streeter

July 18, 2018

July 17th, 2018 at 2p.m. EST, ILSR hosted a webinar to dive into the details of our new report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government. The report advocates for home composting programs as one ofREAD MORE


Webinar Resources: Community Compost Law & Policy

Webinar Resources: Community Compost Law & Policy

Virginia Streeter

July 2, 2018

As part of our Community Compost Law & Policy Project, ILSR hosted a webinar with The Sustainable Economies Law Center to provide community composters with an opportunity to share, discuss, and strategize around legal and policy issues confronting community composting. The webinar provided a shoREAD MORE


Announcing the Community Compost Law & Policy Project

Announcing the Community Compost Law & Policy Project

Virginia Streeter

June 1, 2018

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 faceREAD MORE