August 2019 (Vol. 60, No. 6)

  • BioCycle August 2019

    Cover: BioCycle August 2019

    WyoFarm Composting, part of Haderlie Farms in Thayne, Wyoming, collects and composts food waste in the Grand Tetons.

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  • Nora Goldstein, Editor, BioCycle

    Editorial: Clarion Call

    Nora Goldstein
    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 4

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  • Bans and Beyond: Designing and Implementing Organic Waste Bans and Mandatory Organics Recycling Laws

    BioCycle World

    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 6

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  • Compost from Windham Solid Waste District's (Brattleboro, Vermont) is being used on this industrial hemp in Massachusetts.

    Composting Roundup

    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 10

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  • Dane County (OH) Landfill RNG Facility (a BioCycle REFOR19 Site Tour)

    Anaerobic Digest

    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 14

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  • BioCycle Trailblazers

    In BioCycle’s 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition (July 2019), you met Trailblazers in the U.S. and Canada. We continue our tributes to BioCycle Trailblazers, both in the U.S. and internationally. More installments are anticipated before the end of our 60th year.

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  • Haderlie Farms supplies area food establishments with produce. It started out taking back food scraps to feed its pigs, but then expanded to start WyoFarm, a commercial composting operation.

    Closed Loop Composting System In Wyoming

    Signal Mountain Lodge partnership with farm results in a closed loop for food waste composting in the Grand Tetons.
    Ana Carvalho
    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 26

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  • Waste audits (right) were conducted at a variety of food service establishments to determine capture rates, diversion rates and contamination rates for trash, recycling, and composting bins. Having simple, customized and visually-based signs (left) placed on collection bins all grouped together was recommended at all establishments.

    Front Of House Organics Collection

    Food scraps and napkins made up at least 57 percent of the contents of the composting bin in every sector, contrary to the belief that FOH collections are mostly packaging.
    Kate Bailey and Brenna Raeder
    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 31

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  • The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County is promoting food scraps collection to help boost recycling. Midwest Organics Recycling in Wauconda Township is where many of the scraps are taken.

    Food Scraps Composting Grows In Illinois

    Over a dozen composting sites accept food waste, sparking expansion of residential, commercial and institutional diversion programs.
    Marsha Johnston
    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 35

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  • Sally Brown

    Connections: The Maggots’ Buffet

    Sally Brown
    BioCycle August 2019, Vol. 60 No. 6, p. 38

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