Back to top Jump to featured resources
ILSR Press Room filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth

Waste not, want not: Citizens host event to shine light on composting

| Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on May 11, 2017 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Frederick News Post – May 11, 2017

By Samantha Hogan

Frederick County isn’t wasting time waiting to talk about trash.

A group of concerned citizens have set up an event to gather local leaders, farmers and residents in one room to discuss better ways to deal with food waste in the county’s waste stream. …

“Garbage is a local decision,” said Neil Seldman, president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and a sponsor to the Frederick Compost Summit on May 22.

The institute has worked on waste, energy and urban agriculture issues for the past 42 years. Composting is a perfect example of transforming waste from a liability to a way to reduce costs, increase jobs and attract new small businesses, Seldman said.

Read the full story here.