• Plans and Feasibility Studies

    Municipalities often hire engineers and consultants to determine the market and need for compost and organics diversion programs. These studies help you to make decision about public vs. private, regional systems and other facets of planning for your program. Several past RFPs are below for your consideration. (This is not…

  • School & College Procurement

    Many colleges and secondary school systems issue RFPS for composting and food waste diversion. Some are combined with trash collection, and others are separate. Find here examples for college and secondary education. (This is not an endorsement of the RFPs listed, but serves as an example for drawing up your…

  • Waste Audit/Composition Studies-Procurement

    There are a number of consulting firms (many of whom are USCC members) who perform waste audits and waste composition studies. These are very helpful in sizing your programs and making decisions about whether to handle materials in-house, what feedstocks you will be generating, and potential cost savings from composting,…

  • Continuous Evaluation of Marketing and Compost Quality

    As stated; compost will not always sell itself, periodically evaluate how well-aligned the product you create is to the expectations of customers. Ask your customers how you could improve. Look at what your competition is doing. https://www.compostingcouncil.org/page/participants Review the updates to the specifications on the US Composting Council website. https://www.compostingcouncil.org/page/HowUseCompost…

  • Various Compost Use Applications

    View a series of videos on various compost use applications to understand better the many options for compost markets.

  • Compost Operator Guidebook

    This document, prepared by the Michigan Recycling Coalition, RRS and Michigan EGLE, presents a series of Best Management Practices for Composting which provide technical information and assistance on the operation and management of compost sites, especially those that process yard trimmings and “diminimus” (5% or less) amounts of other organic…

  • In the Public Interest Guide

    A guide put out by In the Public Interest on the structuring of public-private partnerships.

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