Cover Article: BioCycle August, 2015
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San Diego International Airport, with new LEED Platinum terminal and robust food scraps diversion program, is model for airports worldwide.

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BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 6

Composting Roundup
DSNY food scraps drop-off locations

BioCycle August 2015, Vol. 56, No. 7, p. 10

BioCycle Sponsors 2015 Food Recovery Summit
Food Recovery Summit

BioCycle is pleased to announce its sponsorship of The Southeast Recycling Development Council’s (SERDC) 2015 Food Recovery Summit.

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BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 6

Focus On Organics Equipment
Zeroing in on the food waste stream is a primary focus for Ecoverse. Available equipment includes the Tiger line of food waste depackagers.

Ecoverse Industries, Ltd. made a shift to organics over a decade ago, tapping into the sector’s long-term opportunities.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle July 2015, Vol. 56, No. 6, p. 33

Zero Waste At Fort Drum
A “weigh and sort” done at one of Fort Drum’s dining facilities (above and below) estimated that the amount of food waste produced per meal was around 0.5 lbs/person.

The Fort Drum Army base in northern New York began collecting and composting preconsumer food scraps in Fall 2014.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle June 2015, Vol. 56, No. 5, p. 23

Boosting Biogas And The Bottom Line At WRRFs
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) in Oakland, California, was an early pioneer in codigestion at water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs), utilizing its excess digester capacity to process food waste streams.

“Traditional” WWTPs with anaerobic digesters are adding high strength food waste and FOG to become Water Resource Recovery Facilities with significantly smaller carbon footprints. Part I
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle June 2015, Vol. 56, No. 5, p. 48

 

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Growing A Composting Company 
Earth Farms’ compost (being screened above) is certified by the USCC’s Seal of Testing Assurance.

Earth Farms Organics was born out of seeking a better solution to manage grease trap solids. Today, about 70,000 tons/year of food scraps, FOG and wood chips are processed.
Ryan Cooper
BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 37

On The Road To Power Positive Wastewater Treatment
Construction of a $3 million receiving facility for food waste and other high strength organics was completed in January (left). Biogas from the AD tanks is directed to a gas storage membrane system (right).

Claire Siegrist
BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 49

BioCycle Live: Opening Plenary Session, BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015
BioCycle West Coast Conference 2015

Welcome & Introductions: Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle
Keynote Speakers:
• Kathryn Harrington, Metro Council, Portland, Oregon
• Rhys Roth, Director, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, The Evergreen State College
• Ashley Zanolli, West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum Co-Lead, U.S. EPA Region 10
• Jordan Figueiredo, Zero Food Waste Advocate, EndFoodWaste.org, FeedBackGlobal.org

Advances In Compost Heat Recovery
A “plug and play” Compost Heat Wagon, operating this winter at Vermont Compost Company, includes a high power aeration fan and an Isobar™ heat recovery system.

Two Vermont enterprises are using heat from active composting piles — up to 1 million Btus of energy per ton of material composted — in greenhouse operations this winter.
Gaelan Brown
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 34

 

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Wasted Food Pilots Raise Consumer Awareness
King County, Washington’s display at a farmers market, which included information on how to keep the produce being purchased fresh, was popular and effective to recruit participants for its Food: Too Good To Waste (FTGTW) Challenge.

Pilot testing of the Food: Too Good To Waste toolkit in 15 communities illustrated that measuring household food waste activated participants’ natural tendency to avoid wasting.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 38

School District Rolls Out Food Waste Reduction
Composting of food scraps, green waste and tree trimmings is done on-site at Ramona High School in an Earth Tub unit. Student Eco-Leaders monitor the process, weighing and recording incoming feedstocks, taking temperatures and observing moisture levels.

Program servicing rural school district strengthens youth and the greater community’s understanding of the importance of food scrap diversion.
Rich Flammer
BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3, p. 79

BioCycle World
MGM Resorts’ 13 Las Vegas resorts diverted a total of 25,398 tons of food from landfill to compost, a 50 percent increase over 2012.

BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3. p. 10

Composting Roundup
For feedstock, Community Compost is already collecting food scraps from between 15 and 20 residential customers and 10 businesses in New Paltz, and 40 to 50 residential customers in Hoboken.

BioCycle March/April 2015, Vol. 56, No. 3. p. 16

San Diego Hotel Goes Big On Sustainability
All containers and carts are brought to a central food waste collection area where they are emptied into a 20-cy solar-powered compactor, which utilizes about 50 percent less energy than a standard compactor.

Hotel with over 1,000 guest rooms is diverting close to 400 tons annually of preconsumer food trimmings and postconsumer food scraps.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle February 2015, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 30

BioCycle Nationwide Survey: Residential Food Waste Collection In The U.S.
Bridgewater (CT) food waste collection

BioCycle identified 198 communities with curbside collection of food scraps, representing 2.74 million households spread out over 19 states. Part II
Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle January 2015, Vol. 56, No. 1, p. 53

Compostable Cutlery Disintegration Trials
Figure 1. Green Mountain Compost cutlery degradation data

Nine brands of cutlery marketed as compostable were put through a degradation test at a Vermont composting facility that utilizes the aerated static pile method.
Nate Clark
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 25

Powering A Creamery On Food Waste Feedstocks
(1) Langage Farm’s 3-tank digester systems (left). Digestate holding tank with flare (in foreground) and digestate solar drying greenhouse (in rear). (2) Grit separation unit mounted on digester roof. (3) Digester tanks with Yield/FITEC self-cleaning tank system on top that perform grit removal with floor scraper, gravity separation and skimmer to remove floating contaminants.

To help make the investment in an AD plant pencil out, a dairy and creamery in southern England threw its hat into the municipal and commercial organics processing arena.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 38

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Food Waste Reduction Alliance

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 6

Smooth Transition To Food Waste Composting
All food waste is unloaded in a ClearSpan fabric building to reduce storm water impacts on waste receiving and mixing operations. Among special loads of food waste processed was the 800-pound butter sculpture from the New York State Fair (inset).

Regional waste authority in New York State switches to extended aerated static piles in bunkers to manage food waste at existing yard trimmings composting facility.
Claire Siegrist
BioCycle November 2014, Vol. 55, No. 10, p. 20

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On-site hybrid microgrid at 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.

BioCycle November 2014, Vol. 55, No. 10, p. 6

BioCycle Live: Opening Plenary Session, BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014 Opening Plenary

Unedited video from opening plenary session of BioCycle East Coast Conference, October 28, 2014.

State Orders Closure Of Peninsula Compost Facility
Wilmington Organics Recycling Center (WORC), circa 2010 Photo courtesy of WORC

On October 20, David Small, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), issued a Secretary’s Order to Peninsula Compost Company LLC of Wilmington requiring closure of its organics recycling facility.

Taking States’ Pulse On Residential Food Waste Collection
General awareness of what composting is and how compost can be used to beautify neighborhoods are significant benefits of residential food scraps drop-off programs, like this one at a New York City Greenmarket.

State composting, recycling and/or solid waste officials provide perspectives on adoption of curbside collection and composting of source separated residential food scraps. Part I
Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 39

 

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Advancing Organics Recycling On The East Coast
Demo plots have been installed on the Turf Valley Country Club grounds (adjacent to Conference hotel) to compare standard treatment for turf establishment to “suburban subsoiling” via decompaction and compost amendment. Inset image features core sample of soil prior to treatment.

Meeting demand for organics processing infrastructure, building climate-resilient communities and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed are hot topics for discussion at BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 28

Music Festivals Keep Beat With Composting
Volunteers manually sift through each waste stream at a rudimentary sorting station to remove cross-contamination (inset). Compostable plates, cups and utensils are used at Bonnaroo (shown at composting farm). Vendors are provided purchasing guidelines set forth by the festival.

This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts festival, attended by over 80,000 people, generated 120 tons of compostable material being processed on-site.
Stephanie Katsaros
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 80

Food Waste Collection Companies Grow With The Flow
E.O.M.S. has over 300 food waste collection accounts. Customers use 64-gallon carts and/or 2- and 4-cubic yard containers (inset).

Interviews with haulers yield valuable insights into how to successfully set up and run dedicated organics collection routes.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 70

State Coalition Advances Food Scraps Diversion
Food scraps unloaded at Land and Lakes’ source separated organics composting facility in Chicago.

Illinois Food Scrap Coalition is focusing first on commercial collection programs to provide volume of food scraps necessary to promote route density for the haulers and foster growth of additional processing facilities.
Jennifer Jarland
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 37

Connections: A Better WARM
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Sally Brown
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 85

Composting Roundup
Real Food Farm, in Baltimore, supports a community composting program by accepting food scraps and yard trimmings from residents.

BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 14

Colleges And Universities Invited To Compete In GameDay Recycling Challenge
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GameDay Recycling Challenge invites colleges and universities across the nation to compete to see which school will produce the least amount of waste in their stadiums and tailgate areas this college football season.

Demand Grows For Food Waste Collection Trucks
New Way’s new Rotopac (1) is a fully automated side-loading organics collection truck that can be double-purposed for curbside trash collection. It features a 4 cy hopper equipped with an auger (2) that feeds material into the truck body (3) at a rate of 7 cy/minute.

More trailer and lift manufacturers are designing equipment specifically for collection and transport of source separated food waste. Part I
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle August 2014, Vol. 55, No. 7, p. 41

Chicago Restaurant Generates Zero Waste … Literally
All of the food served at Sandwich Me In is sourced from regional farmers. Vrany tries to make as much as he can in-house to reduce food costs and waste.

Tweet In just over two years of being in business, Sandwich Me In has not sent anything to the landfill. Nate Clark BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 28 From the time Justin Vrany opened the doors of Sandwich Me In in Chicago in May 2012, he set out to be different than

Food Waste Collection Innovations
Perkins’ Food Waste Lifter slides the cart straight up over the loading edge of the container. This keeps the tilting pivot close to the cart’s center of gravity, creating a constricted rotating arc and avoiding spillage.

Source separating food waste for diversion to composting and anaerobic digestion is in full swing, leading to innovations in equipment to service the programs.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 46

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Massachusetts Commercial Food Waste Vendor Fair

BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 6

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WRAP's Think.Eat.Save Guidance Version 1.0 tool, Module 4: Preventing and reducing food waste in the food and drink business supply chain (manufacturing, retail, hospitality and food service)

BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 6

Winning With Zero Waste
Zero waste sports

In the sports greening arena, the adoption of recycling and composting programs is proceeding at an increased pace. To ensure efficient and effective implementation, buy-in must occur at all levels of an organization, starting at the top.
Nate Clark
BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 21

“Food Waste To Watts” Organics Pilot
Commercial organics collected by Recology were unloaded in a bunker at the Humboldt Waste Management Authority’s transfer station for transport to a composting facility about 150 miles away.

An institutional and commercial organics collection program in Eureka, California, diverted 760 tons of food waste in a year-long trial.
Marsha Johnston
BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 38

 

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Call For Papers — BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
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BioCycle East Coast 2014 will cover all facets of organics recycling — organics separation and collection, composting and anaerobic digestion, compost and biogas utilization and markets, technologies and systems — for the municipal, commercial, institutional, agricultural and industry sectors.

From Casino Kitchens To On-Site Digester
The casino recently installed a Grind2Energy unit that grinds the food waste and pumps the slurry into an on-site 2,000-gallon storage tank.

Preconsumer food waste from the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, along with feedstock from local generators, is processed in the Potawatomi Community’s new anaerobic digester.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle May 2014, Vol. 55, No. 4, p. 40

 

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Equipment News
Ecoverse Industries' Tiger HS 640 depackaging system

Tweet BioCycle May 2014, Vol. 55, No. 4, p. 48   Food Waste Depackager Ecoverse Industries has introduced its Tiger HS 640 depackaging system that separates organics from almost all kinds of packaging, and then can add water to ensure the right consistency of the feedstock stream for an anaerobic digester. Materials are loaded into

White Castle Doubles Food Scraps Diversion Rate From Columbus-Area Stores
White Castle food composting

On Earth Day 2014, White Castle announced that in the last year, they have expanded food scraps diversion programs to 16 Columbus, Ohio-area restaurants and plants in Vandalia and Cincinnati, Ohio, doubling their diversion rate to almost 10 tons of food scraps per month.

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(Left to right) Lori Scozzafava (Executive Director of the US Composting Council (USCC)), Kathy Kellogg Johnson (Kellogg Garden Products), Nora Goldstein (Editor of BioCycle), Michele Young (City of San Jose), Lorrie Loder (President of the USCC)

BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 6

Composting Roundup
Ranvinder (Rana) Bains of Bluebird Composting in Fulton, Missouri

BioCycle February 2014, Vol. 55, No. 2, p. 10

Patrick Administration Finalizes Commercial Food Waste Disposal Ban
Massachusetts Food Waste Ban

The Patrick Administration announced final statewide commercial food waste disposal ban regulations to take effect on October 1, 2014. The ban will divert food waste to energy-generating and composting facilities and reduce the Commonwealth’s waste stream.

Food Waste Composting At San Diego Hotels
The Lodge at Torrey Pines, as well as other hotels in the program, has been recognized under the City’s Annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards Program. Placement of the organics cart in the kitchen (above), as well as filled carts lined up for collection, are shown.

The city has assisted participant hotels in increasing their overall diversion rates — in some cases, by 400 percent or more.
Ana Carvalho
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 28

Source Separated Organics Digestion In Alberta
Growing Power Hairy Hill started with an anaerobic digester to process manure from an adjacent cattle feedlot. Today, the facility is receiving 200 tons/day of source separated organics from the Edmonton region.

An existing manure digester, colocated with an ethanol plant, is accepting up to 200 tons/day of municipal source separated organics, food processing wastes and biosolids.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 55

California City Advances Commercial Organics Recycling
Seven grocery stores are participating in Cupertino’s Food Recovery Challenge (example of container above). A total of 2,000 tons of food waste has been diverted.

City of Cupertino receives U.S. EPA Innovation Award for integrating its ambitious food waste reduction goals with its waste hauler.
Molly Farrell Tucker
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 36

Biodigesters And Dehydrators — Operational Experiences
One dehydrator is being filled (on left), while the second has finished the drying cycle and is unloading (above).

Interviews conducted with representatives of corporate facilities, a university, a hotel and a hospital indicate success with these systems in their particular settings. Part II
Zoë Neale
BioCycle January 2014, Vol. 55, No. 1, p. 52

Composting Roundup
Wallenstein Chipper Shredder BXMT4238

BioCycle December 2013, Vol. 54, No. 12, p. 11

Fresh Look At Zero Food Service Waste
Zero Food Service Waste — The Prevention Factor

Going forward, reporting on zero waste performance should offer both a total waste generation figure and a diversion figure to ensure that every zero waste undertaking includes prevention.
Andrew Shakman
BioCycle December 2013, Vol. 54, No. 12, p. 20

Getting The Public Tuned In To Food Waste Reduction
Food waste reduction

Federal initiatives and local pilot projects are part of an outreach campaign to reduce food waste in U.S. households.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 17

 

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Composting Roundup
Composting on the Bently Ranch in Carson Valley, Nevada

BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 11
• Minden, Nevada: Composting On The Ranch
• Malmo, Sweden: Online Composting University
• Upper Marlboro, Maryland: Food Waste Composting Pilot Project
• Cambridge, Massachusetts: Curbside Residential Food Waste Collection Pilot
• Bennington, Vermont: Hauler Expands To Food Waste Composting
• Okeechobee, Florida: Indoor, Industrial-Scale Composting On Tribal Land
• Lansing, Michigan: Bill To Repeal Yard Trimmings Ban Defeated

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BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 6
• BioCycle is accepting abstracts for BIOCYCLE REFOR14 WEST
• US Department Of Energy “Spooktastic” Infographic
• Food Scraps Collection At NYC Greenmarket Hits 2 Million Pounds
• Big Bear MRF Dedication
• American Biogas Council 2013 Awards

Analysis Of Biodigesters And Dehydrators To Manage Organics On-Site
The food chute is pictured on EnviroPure’s biodigester. Units range in capacity — from 120 to 3,000 lbs/24-hour period.

Pending organics disposal bans and/or commitments to divert food waste from landfills has led to fairly aggressive marketing by vendors of on-site food waste processing systems. Part I
Zoë Neale
BioCycle October 2013, Vol. 54, No. 10, p. 20

Anaerobic Digestion Of Compostable Bags
Figure 2. Schematic of the Strabag LARAN® dry plug flow reactor

Dry anaerobic digestion facility in Luxembourg successfully treats mixed yard and food waste collected in compostable plastic bags.
Christian Garaffa and Klaus Gröll
BioCycle October 2013, Vol. 54, No. 10, p. 40

Dedicated Food Waste Digester Opens In Ontario
Harvest Power’s new anaerobic digester in London, Ontario includes three holding tanks for incoming feedstocks, a thermophilic acidification reactor that heats substrates to 131°F where they are held for three days and two mesophilic digesters.

Facility in London, Ontario is ramping up to process 71,500 tons/year of food industry residuals. Digestate will be heat-dried into fertilizer products.
Peter Gorrie
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 56

 

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Big Business Of Bioproducts
Figure 2. Catalyzing cluster formation

Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center leads the charge to commercialize biorefining.
Dennis Hall and Ron Smith
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 54

 

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Cultivating Community Compost

BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 6

Connections: CO2 Math For Compost Benefits
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle August 2013, Vol. 54, No. 8, p. 45

What Is Waste Food?
The U.S. EPA rolled out its “Food: Too Good To Waste” program in 2012, which includes a toolkit with guidance on working with households to reduce wasted food.

From terminology to changing household behaviors, a global discussion and specific actions are well underway to reduce the millions of tons of food discarded.
Maria Kelleher and Janet Robins
BioCycle August 2013, Vol. 54, No. 8, p. 36

Connections: CO2 Math For Food Waste Transport
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 60

Sacramento Food Waste Digester Fuels Collection Fleet
The DODA depackaging/ preprocessing system at the Sacramento BioDigester is sized for a 100 tons/day. Loads include cans of off-spec food that are tipped onto the conveyor belt of the system.

An anaerobic digestion facility that expects to be processing 100 tons/day of source separated organics by 2014 is already fueling 10 trucks daily with renewable CNG.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 56

Food Waste Collection Trucks And Lifts
Travis Trailer’s Organics Trailer Tote Dumper is an all-aluminum, self-loading and unloading unit with a bucket that has 4,000 lbs lifting capacity. A battery-powered pallet jack — used to bring full containers of food waste to the truck — is transported in the bucket between stops.

Haulers, as well as manufacturers of trailers, floors and lifts used to collect and transport food waste, are experiencing growing demand for their services and equipment.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 33

Home Run For Organics Recycling
Sports Venue Greening Special Report

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been diverting food waste from all areas of PNC Park to composting since 2009. The Boston Red Sox initiated a program in 2011, starting with restaurants in Fenway Park.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 27

Food Waste Composting Success
Amy Brooks and her brother Alan Brooks (inset) help manage the company started by their father, Dean Brooks.

Carolina composting company takes technique — and technology — to the next level.
Larry Trojak
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 30

Vermont Districts Closing Loop On Food Waste Diversion
After unloading at Kingdom View Compost, food waste is mixed with wood chips, cow manure and silage and gradually rolled into a 3-sided cement receiving bay. Material remains there for 3 weeks to jumpstart the composting process.

Highfields Center for Composting, the Northeast Kingdom Solid Waste Management District, Kingdom View Compost and Wise Worm Compost are collaborating to service food waste generators.
Nate Clark
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 38

Alternate Weekly Waste Collections Work
Recyclables set out for curbside collection are segregated into multiple streams in Stirling Council, including clear glass.

In the United Kingdom, 299 out of 406 local authorities have introduced alternate weekly collection of household refuse. Many combine it with weekly collection of food waste.
David Riggle
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 52

 

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Food To Fuel Demonstration At Us Air Force Academy
Figure 1. Proposed demonstration location at USAFA

Pilot project will demonstrate feasibility of converting food waste from the Academy’s dining hall into biomethane fuel. Part IV
David L. Parry
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 58

 

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Massachusetts Formally Proposes Commercial Food Waste Ban
Massachusetts Food Waste Ban

The long-anticipated ban on disposal of commercial food waste — along with funding to support anaerobic digestion (AD) — was formally announced on July 10.

Why New York City Community Composters Are Critical To City-Wide Implementation
New York City Food Waste & Community Composting

We welcome your thoughts on this emerging discourse about how the largest city in the U.S. can divert residential food waste from disposal …

Composting Roundup
Dirt Hugger makes use of wastewater from Hood River region microbreweries.

BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 12

Anaerobic Digest

Tweet BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 15 Eureka, California: Permitting Toolkit For Food Waste Digesters The Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of five municipalities and Humboldt County. The HWMA has been steadily progressing through the stages of developing a stand-alone food waste digester (capacity to be

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REFOR13, BioCycle Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling Conference

BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 6

Editorial: A Positive Attitude
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 4

Analyzing Food Waste Management Methods
Figure 1. Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions (as CO2e) from food waste management methods

Research was conducted on greenhouse gas emissions and the economics of five different options for communities to manage food waste streams — including codigestion and composting. Part III
David L. Parry
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 36

 

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High School Students Lead Charge On Food Donation
Gabrielle Posard started Donate Don’t Dump after her sister, Camille Posard, wrote and filmed a documentary titled “One in Seven,” that reported on food insecurity in the U.S., and the amount of edible food being wasted.

“Donate Don’t Dump” in San Diego, California rallies teens to solicit and distribute donations to food-insecure families.
Rich Flammer
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 30

Federal Agencies Get With The Food Recycling Program
Some General Services Administration buildings collect postconsumer compostable waste from the cafeteria patron area and kitchenettes. A collection station is shown above.

General Services Administration facilities and Veteran Affairs medical centers are increasing source separation of food waste for diversion to composting.
Dan Emerson
BioCycle June 2013, Vol. 54, No. 6, p. 24