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Featured Article, Event filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Linda Bilsens | No Comments | Updated on Aug 30, 2016

NSR Master Composter Course in Baltimore, Fall 2016!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/nsr-master-composter-course-bmore-fall-2016/

The City of Baltimore is dedicated to developing sustainable local food systems by encouraging urban farming. Compost is an important ingredient for filtering and immobilizing pollutants from our soils. ILSR’s Composting for Community Initiative is proud to help support the City’s food growing goals by partnering with ECO City Farms, Civic Works’ Real Food Farms, and Urban Farm Plans to bring the Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders Master Composter training course to the Baltimore community this fall! Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Aug 10, 2016

Ohio – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/on-farm-composting/ohio/

In the Midwest, Ohio’s composting regulations are a great model for the region and other parts of the country. Officials have designed rules to suit various land uses (i.e. rural, suburban, urban) and made special effort to adapt to contemporary community needs via permit exemptions. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Aug 10, 2016

Ohio – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/performance-based-composting/ohio/

In the Midwest, Ohio’s composting regulations are a great model for the region and other parts of the country. Officials have designed rules to suit various land uses (i.e. rural, suburban, urban) and made special effort to adapt to contemporary community needs via permit exemptions. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Aug 5, 2016

Washington – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/performance-based-composting/washington/

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. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Aug 5, 2016

Washington – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/on-farm-composting/washington/

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.  Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jul 25, 2016

Oregon – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/performance-based-composting/oregon/

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. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jul 25, 2016

Oregon – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/on-farm-composting/oregon/

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. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jul 22, 2016

California – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/performance-based-composting/california/

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. Continue reading

Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jul 22, 2016

California – Composting Rules

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/on-farm-composting/california/

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. Continue reading

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Featured Article, Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Brenda Platt | No Comments | Updated on Jul 14, 2016

Montgomery Co. MD Bill Requires Distributed Composting

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/moco-food-waste-bill-hearing/

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 and distributed plan that considers food rescue, backyard composting, community scale composting, on-site institutional and commercial… Continue reading