Composting Roundup
Atlas Organics' Compost House program uses 5-gallon collection pails with a compostable liner.

BioCycle September 2017, Vol. 58, No. 8, p. 16

Composting Roundup
2017 Midwest Compost School

BioCycle  June 2017, Vol. 58, No. 5, p. 9
2017 Midwest Compost School, Tomato Grower Expands Into Composting, Aminopyralid Contamination Detected In Compost, Pilot Promotes Food Waste Composting, Community Composting Expansion, City’s Compost Achieves OMRI Certification, Household Organics Collection Kicks Off

Building Community Composting In Bushwick, Brooklyn
Four bike riders collect about 860 lbs/week of food scraps. BK ROT is part of a NYC Business Integrity Commission pilot that allows qualifying community composters to collect and transport organics from commercial establishments.

BK ROT combines organics recycling with youth employment, environmental justice, and the creation of green space.
Guy Schaffer
BioCycle March/April 2017, Vol. 58, No. 3, p. 46

Composting Roundup
Glenn Clark explains the food waste separation project to students in his Living Environment class at Parish-Hopkinton Central School in Parishville, New York.

BioCycle November 2015

Connections: YIMBY

Sally Brown
BioCycle July 2015

Community Composting In Sacramento
Adding compost to the gardens helps with water infiltration and moisture retention. “When it rains, you want to soak up every drop that does fall, and compost does that,” says Scott Thompson.

“Farm-to-Fork-to-Farm” is the basis for ReSoil, which collects food scraps by bicycle and brings them to community gardens for composting.
Michelle Burwell
BioCycle June 2015

Grant Opportunities: Community Composting In New York, Zero Waste In San Francisco
Fifth Street Farm Project (top) and Yellow Hook CSA (bottom)

Citizens Committee for New York City, in partnership with the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and her Solid Waste Advisory Board are awarding up to $30,000.
San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) announced grant request-for-proposals in the amount of $860,000.

The Business Of Community Composting
Community Composting provides branded 4-gallon containers to residential customers.

Profiles of three innovative community-scale composting companies that have developed tools to enhance their ability to service more generators, divert larger quantities of organics and engage more citizens.
Nate Clark

Composting Roundup
Athens, Greece organics collection pilots

BioCycle December 2014, Vol. 55, No. 11, p. 12

Composting, Zero Waste On NYC’s Governors Island
Volunteers assist with mixing foods scraps from New York City’s Greenmarkets with an equal amount of preblended carbon amendment to create an aerated static pile. Earth Matter NY cofounder Marisa DeDominicis in on right.

Earth Matter NY, located on Governors Island in New York Harbor, operates a Compost Learning Center, training programs, zero waste initiatives and a community composting site. Part V
BioCycle October 2014, Vol. 55, No. 9, p. 35

BioCycle World
Filtrexx's Student Design Competition at the 14th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society.

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

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

Forging Paths For New York City’s Community Composters
Lower East Side Ecology Center’s original composting site at East River Park in 1998 (top and middle) and its largest recycling drop-off location at 6th Street and Avenue B (bottom).

Christine Datz-Romero of the Lower East Side Ecology Center became a New Yorker in 1980. A need for soil to beautify a recycling drop-off site in 1990 led to offering food scraps drop-off and composting. Part IV
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 34

Adding SSO To Yard Trimmings Composting Operations
Figure 1. Contact water monitoring system

The first phase of research at a Minnesota composting site suggests that environmental risk to groundwater is relatively low from addition of source separated organics. Part I
Ginny Black and Marcus Zbinden
BioCycle July 2014, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 41

Entrepreneurs See Opportunity In Food Scraps Collection
Ty Schmidt (middle), with sons Carter (left) and Jameson (right), work together to collect food scraps from their customers. Carter’s Compost employs the services of Jameson and three other kids in Traverse City to “sling buckets” and assist their neighbors in diverting food scraps from disposal. Photo by Beth Price

Interviews with four small-scale collection services offer insights into innovative residential and commercial food scraps diversion.
Nate Clark
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 71

The Evolution Of New York City’s Big!Compost
BIG!Compost recently installed a GORE cover system at its 10,000 sq ft community composting operation located under the Queensborough Bridge.

The story of how a three-bin composting system in a community garden evolved into a full-fledged community composting facility on track to process over 300 tons of residential food scraps in 2015. Part III
Louise Bruce
BioCycle March/April 2014, Vol. 55, No. 3, p. 66

Community Composting In New York City
BIG! Compost in Western Queens is one of the mid-size community composting operations in New York City. It is part of the NYC Compost Project Local Organics Recovery Program, and processes food scraps from Greenmarkets and drop-off sites, along with yard trimmings, in aerated static piles (aerial photo).

Twenty years of investment in neighborhood and small-scale composting operations by the City’s Department of Sanitation yields flourishing movement of community composters.
Nora Goldstein
BioCycle November 2013, Vol. 54, No. 11, p. 22

Commentary: Why Big And Small Organics Recyclers Need Each Other
David Buckel

David Buckel
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 62

Editorial: It Takes A Community
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle July 2013, Vol. 54, No. 7, p. 4

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 …

Retrofit Facilitates Food Waste Composting
A permanent roof was installed over the entire 220,000 sq. ft. composting area.

Since its grand reopening in November 2012, Silver Springs Organics in Rainier, Washington
has been taking in approximately 190 tons a day of commercial, institutional and residential organics.
Molly Farrell Tucker
BioCycle February 2013, Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 20

Zoning Model For Urban Agriculture And Composting

Community gardens can be added to codes as a “defined use category” and allowed as “primary permitted use.” Composting then falls under “accessory use.” Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez and Christopher Germain BioCycle July 2012, Vol. 53, No. 7, p. 24 Community gardens, part of the overall urban agriculture movement, have seen rapid growth in popularity across the