California – Composting Rules

Date: 22 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

California’s regulations are written to encourage the production of high quality compost. Most composting operations are required to apply for a permit; however there are exemptions for some types of operations.  For example, facilities that have less than 500 cubic yards of compost on-site, of which less than 10 percent is food scraps, are exempt from the requirement to obtain a permit.… Read More

California – Composting Rules

Date: 22 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

California has the largest number of organic farms in the US, and these operations frequently utilize compost products for its myriad benefits. As such, California is careful to both foster in-state production of compost, as well as regulate composting operations based on risk levels associated with facility type. Californian compost operations are categorized in tiers and most are required to apply for a permit; however there are exemptions for some types of operations.… Read More

Montgomery Co. MD Bill Requires Distributed Composting

Date: 14 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On June 28, 2016, Montgomery County Council (Maryland) Vice President, Roger Berliner, introduced legislation to require the development of a comprehensive composting and food recovery strategic plan. The bill might be the first in the country to stipulate a diverse … Read More

Internet Sales Tax Fairness — Economic Nexus — South Dakota

Date: 7 Jul 2016 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In May 2016, a new type of sales tax fairness law took effect in South Dakota. The new law requires merchants to collect the state’s sales taxes if their revenue from sales in South Dakota exceeds $100,000 per year, or if they process 200 or more separate transactions a year in the state. The law is part of an effort by states to challenge the existing sales tax fairness standard, and both put pressure on federal legislators and bring the issue back before the U.S. Supreme Court.… Read More

Policy Tools for Capacity Building

Date: 5 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Waste to Wealth program seeks to encourage a composting infrastructure that is locally distributed and possesses a diversity of scales, feedstock materials, and end-uses for compost products. For more information, see ILSR’s report on “The State of Composting in the US” for … Read More

California – Inter-Agency Cooperation

Date: 30 Jun 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As of 2014, the state of California reported a 65 percent diversion rate for all materials and more than 140,000 green jobs in its recycling sector.[1] This success is attributable to California’s 1989 Integrated Waste Management Act[2] and the state’s … Read More

California – Local Infrastructure Planning

Date: 30 Jun 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Seeking to further California’s waste diversion rate and thereby preserve landfill capacity for the future, the state enacted Assembly Bill 1826 on September 28, 2014. Also known as the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe) program, the bill requires commercial generators of organic waste to compost or anaerobically digest their food waste, landscape and other green waste, food-soiled paper, and nonhazardous wood waste. The law’s staggered dates of enforcement will allow adjustment time to develop greater capacity in California’s existing organic waste processing infrastructure.… Read More

California – Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling

Date: 20 Jun 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Seeking to further California’s waste diversion rate and thereby preserve landfill capacity for the future, the state enacted Assembly Bill 1826 on September 28, 2014. Also known as the Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (MORe) program, the bill requires commercial generators of organic waste to compost or anaerobically digest their food waste, landscape and other green waste, food-soiled paper, and nonhazardous wood waste. The law’s staggered dates of enforcement will allow adjustment time to develop greater capacity in California’s existing organic waste processing infrastructure.… Read More

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