• A Guide to Conducting a Food Waste Assessment

    This guide explains how to conduct a food waste assessment. It lays out the steps to achieve a baseline measurement, and how you can use this measurement to set goals and track your organization’s progress towards reducing wasted food.

  • REFED: Roadmap to 2030

    A look at the food supply chain identifying seven key action areas where the food system should focus efforts in the next ten years, including a detailed financial analysis to help direct private, public and philanthropic capital investment to fund these efforts. Composting is in Insight #7.

  • IFSC Residential Compost Guide

    This guide contains answers to key questions about food scrap composting, descriptions of the types of residential composting programs in Illinois, resources: local, regional and national, and case studies from Illinois.

  • Excess Food Opportunities Map

    The Excess Food Opportunities Map supports nationwide diversion of excess food from landfills. The interactive map identifies and displays facility-specific information about potential generators and recipients of excess food in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors and also provides estimates of excess food by generator type.

  • Community Toolkit

    Adding Food Waste to a Yard Trimmings Compost Facility This resource was developed to help municipal operators considering adding food waste to yard trimmings composting sites. This toolkit helps operators determine whether introducing food waste to their operation is a good fit. Topics covered include: why an operation may want…

  • PreTreatment of Organic Materials for Composting

    Review the USCC’s equipment directory for the difference between pre-treatment options and in-vessel and outdoor compost equipment. Learn the difference between dehydration, curing and pretreatment. CalRecycle has an excellent resource: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/food/commercial/dehydrators The Composting Collaborative developed a grant-funded directory of companies providing pre-treatment (in many cases, prior to curing) compost equipment…