Site Suitability

Evaluate these possible obstacles before choosing your compost site:
  • Incorrectly zoned
  • Located in a floodplain
  • No access to water
  • Inadequate access roads
  • Unbuildable soils
  • Excessive hauling costs
Be sure to also evaluate the site in light of environmental justice and ensure your operations won’t negatively impact a neighborhood that has been overburdened with past commercial/industrial development. Some states have environmental justice considerations to evaluate.
 
Links and Resources:
National Conference of Environmental Legislators: Environmental Justice
US Composting Council: Compost Zoning
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