Organic On The Front Line Of California’s Climate Resilience
Figure 1. Organics builds healthy communities from the soil up to the economy.

Fundamentally, organic farming practices, including use of compost, build healthy soils that store carbon and water — and yield food that builds healthy people.
Nora Goldstein

Connections: Hail To The Trees … And The Biosolids

Drawdown series continues with carbon sequestration related to trees and the benefits of adding recycled organics. Part IV
Sally Brown

SB 1383: A Revolution For Organic Waste

Following a brief public comment period, regulations to implement California’s sweeping changes to organics management will be in place.
Heather Jones

Composting Business Management: Revenue Forecasts For Composters

Article series provides business tools to evaluate financial and nonfinancial factors related to starting, managing and growing composting facilities. Part I
Craig Coker

Is This Edible?
broccoli food waste in the U.S.

Increased focus on preventing and recovering edible food begs the question — how do you define edibility?
Laura Moreno

Microhauling Organics In NYC

New York City’s new Commercial Waste Zone Law has carve-out for small-scale organics collection.
Meredith Danberg-Ficarelli, Renée Peperone and Sandy Nurse


Your BioCycle for 2020 and beyond …

Top 10 Composting Trends In 2020

Organics disposal bans and tackling contamination are among the leading trends, nationally and regionally.
Nora Goldstein & Craig Coker

Integrated Biogas Alliance Platform To Derisk Biogas Projects
An automated smart conveyor delivers feedstock from the organics recovery facility to fill “hoppers” that feed the digesters.

Biogas technology companies create global partnership to provide technically and commercially integrated solutions.

Is Your Yard Trimmings Composting Site Food Waste Ready?
food waste, yard trimmings composting site

A new Community Toolkit walks municipal officials and facility operators through a series of considerations to determine if introducing food waste streams is a good fit.
Nora Goldstein and Coryanne Mansell
BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 17

Comparison Of Compost Laboratory Results
Electrical conductivity measures all soluble nutrients in compost using a meter like the one shown above. The analysis does not differentiate between salts that are beneficial to soil health, and those that have negative impacts.

Identical samples of two composts were sent to 6 labs for testing and analysis. Results highlight differences between using the national TMECC standards versus other test methods.
Charles Duprey
BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 29

Sanitation Districts Gear Up For Food Waste Codigestion
Food waste from commercial generators is loaded into a hopper with augers that move the material to the bioseparators.

Los Angeles County began operating its commercial food waste preprocessing facility. The slurry will be digested at the county’s Joint Water Pollution Control Plant.
Kelly Sarber
BioCycle November/December 2019, Vol. 60 No. 8, p. 37