Webinar: Government Support for Community Composting Part 2: Food Scrap Collectors & Composters with Municipal Contracts

Date: 25 May 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Part 2 of our Government Support for Community Composting webinar series, you will hear directly from food scrap collectors. Join this webinar to hear directly from food scrap collectors and composters who have secured some type of private-public partnership. If you represent local government, attend this event to learn how to directly support local food scrap recovery businesses.… Read More

Webinar: Government Support for Community Composting Part 1: Spotlight on New York City

Date: 18 Apr 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Are you a local government interested in reducing and recycling wasted food and curious to learn how you can help spur community-scale composting? Or perhaps you are a community-oriented composter or micro hauler searching for public-private partnerships. This webinar, Government Support for Community Composting Part 1: Spotlight on New York City, is for you!… Read More

Cities’ Exclusive Agreements With Trash Collectors Are Holding Back Community Composters – Episode 145

Date: 24 Feb 2022 | posted in: Building Local Power | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode of the Building Local Power Podcast, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by her colleague Brenda Platt who leads the Composting Initiative and guests Sarah Boltwala-Mesina, Monique Figueiredo, and Kourtnii Brown who each run composting programs. They discuss solid waste franchising and how it impacts community composting. … Read More

Surcharges On Waste Disposal Fund Composting

Date: 4 Feb 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

More than 42 million tons of food scraps are landfilled or burned in the US each year, as estimated by the EPA. One reason among many is lack of adequate funding to prevent, rescue, and recycle wasted food. One funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste is the establishment of a per-ton surcharge on waste landfilled or incinerated. This article features ten examples of existing regulations that allocate revenue from waste disposal surcharges to fund waste diversion, reuse, recycling, composting, and other sustainability efforts, and extracts best practices and possible roadblocks that may help to guide the development of new legislation to fund composting and divert waste.… Read More

The EPA Recognizes ILSR for Diverting Food Waste From Landfills

Date: 1 Feb 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - zero waste | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it recognizes the Institute for Local Self-Reliance as an awardee in the regional grant category for building resilient and healthy communities, advancing local composting, and enhancing soils for local food production. … Read More

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance Launches a New Online Community Composting 101 Course

Date: 13 Jan 2022 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A new online course from ILSR will support the expansion of locally-based composting initiatives at community gardens, farms, schools, and other sites. Composting transforms food scraps and other materials into a valuable product that improves soil health, while recycling nutrients that would otherwise be disposed. Composting also helps communities reduce wasted food and combat climate change.  … Read More

DIY Compost Screeners — Baltimore Community Compost Sites Build Their Own

Date: 20 Jan 2021 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As part of ILSR’s Baltimore Composting for Community Project, we are supporting about a dozen community compost sites in the city. This month we hosted two events in Baltimore to build DIY compost screeners designed for the community scale.… Read More

Local Compost Enterprise Cultivates a Just and Healthy Community (Episode 102)

Date: 11 Jun 2020 | posted in: Building Local Power, Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Building Local Power, host Jess Del Fiacco is joined by Brenda Platt, Director of ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative, and Kesiah Bascom, founder of OffBeet Compost.… Read More

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