Model State Legislation: Funding Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting via a Disposal Surcharge

Date: 15 Jun 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A per-ton surcharge on waste disposed is a funding mechanism with a proven track record of raising funds to reduce and recycle waste. This model bill serves to address the need for state investment into waste reduction and diversion programs and infrastructure by establishing major grant funding based on a nominal surcharge on waste disposal. This document is intended for use as a template for a bill that any state can adapt and introduce.… Read More

Recap of Compost-Related Bills in Maryland’s 2022 Legislative Session

Date: 14 Apr 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

With momentum from the wins for composting achieved during Maryland’s 2021 legislative session, ILSR’s Composting Initiative team supported three composting-related bills during Maryland’s 2022 legislative session. Our team continues to push to advance necessary and visionary policy on composting, waste diversion, and healthy soils in Maryland.… Read More

New Bill on Waste Diversion and On-Farm Composting Introduced in Maryland House

Date: 23 Feb 2022 | posted in: Composting, waste - composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s Composting for Community team has worked closely with Delegate Regina T. Boyce to introduce the Solid Waste Disposal and Diversion and On-Farm Composting and Compost Use bill (HB 1070) for Maryland’s 2022 legislative session.… Read More

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series

Date: 16 Nov 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This webinar series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use, including setting up a composting area on your farm, integrating composting into your farming business, developing composting recipes, sourcing feedstocks, interpreting a compost test report, and understanding the different benefits of and uses for compost on the farm.… Read More

Webinar: Compost – Soil – Plant: Putting the Many Facets Together with Dr. Will Brinton

Date: 9 Nov 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use. The sixth and final webinar of the series, Compost – Soil – Plant: Putting the Many Facets Together, featured Dr. William F. Brinton, founder and Chief Science Officer of Woods End Laboratories.… Read More

Webinar: Profiting with Compost and the Importance of Compost Quality with Dr. Greg Evanylo and Jayne Merner Senecal

Date: 15 Oct 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use. In the fifth webinar of the series, Compost Quality & Testing, presenter Dr. Greg Evanylo, professor in the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech presented on compost testing as a tool for determining compost quality and identifying appropriate uses for compost.… Read More

Webinar: Equipment for Small Compost Sites

Date: 7 Oct 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Are you a community composter or farmer wanting to learn more about composting equipment sized for small operations? This webinar will feature a panel of equipment providers as well as community composters talking about their DIY systems and favorite pieces of equipment. … Read More

Webinar: Compost & Soil: Restoring Health and Rebalancing the Climate with Calla Rose Ostrander & Jean Bonhotal

Date: 29 Sep 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use. In the fourth webinar of the series, Compost & Soil Health: Restoring Health & Rebalancing the Climate, presenters Calla Rose Ostrander and Dr. Jean Bonhotal presented the benefits composting provides to the soil, plants and climate. … Read More

Webinar: Composting Recipes & Integrating Food Scraps with James McSweeney

Date: 31 Aug 2021 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

ILSR’s On-Farm Composting & Compost Use Webinar Series features experts from across the industry and covers the ins and outs of on-farm composting and compost use. In the third of the series, Composting Recipes & Integrating Food Scraps, James McSweeney presented a comprehensive overview of composting feedstock management and recipe development for farms.… Read More

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