Washington – Composting Rules

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

Washington has comprehensive composting regulations that facilitate composting by conditionally exempting several types of composting facilities – including those that process limited amounts of food scraps – from the requirement to obtain a permit.  Washington also aims to protect the environment and human health by requiring composters to test for pathogens and adhere to specific performance-based standards.  … Read More

Oregon – Composting Rules

Date: 25 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Oregon’s composting regulations aim to facilitate composting while preventing public nuisance issues and any adverse environmental consequences from materials mismanagement. Oregon revised its composting regulations in 2009, as a means to both facilitate greater amounts of composting, as well as ensure new and existing facilities performed at the same level of quality standards.… Read More

Oregon – Composting Rules

Date: 25 Jul 2016 | posted in: Composting, environment, waste - composting, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Oregon’s composting regulations aim to facilitate composting while preventing public nuisance issues and any adverse environmental consequences. Oregon revised its composting regulations in 2009, as a means to both facilitate greater amounts of composting, as well as ensure new and existing facilities performed at the same same level of quality standards.… Read More

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

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

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