Composting takes place in a variety of ways, and here you can learn about the way the compost industry works in the commercial sector, from small scale to large!
- What is Composting?Compost is the product manufactured through the controlled aerobic, biological decomposition of biodegradable materials. The product has undergone mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures, which significantly reduces the viability of pathogens and weed seeds (in accordance with EPA 40 CFR 503 standards)… Read more: What is Composting?
- Why Have Local Food Scrap Composting Capacity?There are several key drivers for municipalities who add organics recycling to their existing yard waste programs. Some of these include: Legislation: organics ban (see this page for more) Policies: recycling or composting goal, target landfill diversion rate, carbon neutral… Read more: Why Have Local Food Scrap Composting Capacity?
- What Can be Composted?There are a wide variety of items (feedstocks) that can be composted. Determining what to compost in a municipal program is based on a number of factors. Visit the USCC’s STA Feedstocks web page for more information on feedstocks for… Read more: What Can be Composted?
- How is Compost Produced?Making compost is both a science and an art. Manufacturing compost harnesses nature’s ability to break down organic matter into soil using a complex orchestra of microorganisms that include many kinds of fungi, bacteria, and other tiny lifeforms. In order… Read more: How is Compost Produced?
- Benefits of Using CompostCompost is best known for its soil enrichment value. The addition of compost improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and potting mixes. The use of compost for plant growth purposes requires consideration of factors such as the… Read more: Benefits of Using Compost
- Healthy Soil: the Compost Climate ConnectionHealthy Soil ~ Healthy Food ~ Healthy People ~ Healthy Planet Over the millennia the evolution of our natural biosphere created regenerative ecosystems that continuously balanced the carbon cycle between the atmosphere (our air), the geosphere (our soil) and the… Read more: Healthy Soil: the Compost Climate Connection