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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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Release: New Report Argues Home Composting Is Vital to Local Waste Reduction Strategies

Release: New Report Argues Home Composting Is Vital to Local Waste Reduction Strategies

Nick Stumo-Langer

May 22, 2018

New Report Argues Home Composting Is Vital to Local Waste Reduction Strategies The report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance profiles home composting programs to share lessons learned and expand their reach (Download Press Release PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Tackling the problem ofREAD MORE


Yes! In My Backyard Report: Appendix E – Videos, Program Websites, and Miscellaneous

Yes! In My Backyard Report: Appendix E - Videos, Program Websites, and Miscellaneous

Brenda Platt

May 22, 2018

ILSR’s report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government, profiles 11 home composting programs (10 in the United States, 1 in Canada) and is a guide for local governments starting their own programs. Appendix E features additional materials and resREAD MORE


Yes! In My Backyard Report: Appendix D – Sample Ordinances

Yes! In My Backyard Report: Appendix D - Sample Ordinances

Brenda Platt

May 22, 2018

ILSR’s report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government, profiles 11 home composting programs (10 in the United States, 1 in Canada) and is a guide for local governments starting their own programs. The report has an extensive chaREAD MORE