Organics Disposal Bans And Processing Infrastructure
Figure 1. County population per square kilometer

The implied logic is that if a supply of organic feedstock can be created, the infrastructure to process it will be built. Has that happened in New England states with bans? Part I
Carol Adaire Jones
BioCycle September 2017, Vol. 58, No. 8, p. 54

Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee
The Nashville Food Project (TNFP) brings people together to “grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger.” Delvin Farms shown donating strawberries to the TNFP.

About 15 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, and almost 1.2 million tons of food are landfilled annually. The state is moving quickly to address both realities. Part I
Ashley Cabrera
BioCycle August 2017, Vol. 58, No. 7, p. 18

Increasing Composting Infrastructure In The Nation’s Capital
Approximately 60 tons/year of food scraps are composted through the D.C. Parks & Recreation Department’s (DPR) Community Compost Cooperative Network.

A recently released feasibility study analyzed options for recycling the District of Columbia’s food scraps and yard trimmings.
Marsha Johnston and Craig Coker
BioCycle August 2017, Vol. 58, No. 7, p. 21

Connections: Aging Ain’t For Wimps
Sally Brown

Sally Brown
BioCycle May 2016, Vol. 57, No. 4, p. 54

Connections: Water Jobs

Sally Brown
BioCycle May 2015, Vol. 56, No. 4, p. 52

A Path To Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions
Figure 1. Institutional silos

A rich array of opportunities and new infrastructure strategies offer strong and simultaneous affordability, resilience and sustainability benefits.
Rhys Roth
BioCycle March/April 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.

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

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.

The Time Is Ripe For Food Recovery
Philabundance, a large regional food bank serving the Philadelphia (PA) region, holds “Fresh For All” distribution events each week to distribute fresh produce to those in need.

Assessment of environmental benefits and efficiency of local and regional food donation events shows big win for all participants. The challenge is how to grow the ranks of surplus food donors.
Steven M. Finn, Tom O’Donnell and Matthew Walls
BioCycle September 2014, Vol. 55, No. 8, p. 42

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

Revisiting Urban Water Infrastructure
Green storm water infrastructure, such as this rain garden in Portland, Oregon, is becoming increasingly common to capture and infiltrate rainwater. Compost is often used in the engineered soil mixes for the rain gardens.

Transitions to practices such as green storm water infrastructure, grey water use and recycling treated wastewater are becoming more common. Part II
Sally Brown
BioCycle May 2014, Vol. 55, No. 4, p. 37

Green Infrastructure Incentives In Nation’s Capital
Figure 1. Example of an enhanced bioretention design with an underdrain and infiltration sump/storage layer

Innovative storm water regulation establishes private market that pays dividends to property owners for retrofits and improves Washington, DC’s waterbodies in the process.
Marsha W. Johnston
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 25

Editorial: Energy “Independence”
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle September 2013, Vol. 54, No. 9, p. 4

Editorial: Getting It
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle May 2013, Vol. 54, No. 5, p.4

Composting Roundup
Green Mountain Technologies’ Earthflow-22 in-vessel composting unit at the IOS Ranch of Bainbridge Island.

BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 12 Atlanta, Georgia: City Adopts Green Infrastructure Policies In mid-February, the Atlanta City Council unanimously adopted a Post-Development Stormwater Management Ordinance that promotes use of green infrastructure practices in new and redevelopment projects in the city. Drafted by the Department of Watershed Management, the ordinance offers the

Managing Nutrient Release In Compost-Amended Bioswale Soils
Soils put into the columns were mixed at a base ratio of 40 percent compost to 60 percent silica sand by volume. Targeted PSI levels were achieved before additions of water to mimic two types of storm events.

Research shows adding water treatment residuals to a bioswale soil mix immobilizes nutrients in compost that might otherwise leach.
Katrina Mendrey
BioCycle March 2013, Vol. 54, No. 3, p. 36

Editorial: Integrated Solutions
Nora Goldstein, BioCycle

Nora Goldstein
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 4

Compost In The Green Infrastructure Tool Box
Runoff curve numbers (CN) have been developed to assist designers in using compost blankets as a storm water volume reduction management practice. These include vegetated blankets.

Compost blankets are very effective at “keeping rainfall where it falls,” helping to achieve maximum storm water volume reduction in tandem with bioretention cells and rain gardens. Part II
Britt Faucette
BioCycle October 2012, Vol. 53, No. 10, p. 33

Economic Case For Green Infrastructure
Green infrastructure enhancements as a result of the City of Seattle’s Green Streets program have increased real estate values there by 6 percent.

Reducing the amount of storm water and load of pollutants entering the treatment system “grid” or conveyed directly to surface waters can have an immediate impact on how much money is spent to treat these waters. Part I
Britt Faucette
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 36

Plastic Bag Ban And Residential SSO Diversion

Italy’s nationwide ban on plastic shopping bags in 2011 exempts compostable bags, which has in turn benefited organics diversion.
Christian Garaffa and Rhodes Yepsen
BioCycle August 2012, Vol. 53, No. 8, p. 48

Recycled Organics Make Splash In Green Infrastructure
Seattle storm water management

The cities of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon have been early leaders in using storm water management tools that incorporate compost.

David McDonald, Shanti Colwell and Henry Stevens
BioCycle March 2012, Vol. 53, No. 3, p. 39