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Organics/Compost

  • County in Virginia to construct facility to process organics

    The Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Virginia, authorized an agreement with Freestate Farms LLC, a local agricultural services and production company, to construct and operate a new facility to process yard waste, food scraps and wood waste at the County’s Balls Ford Road composting facility, and to provide organics waste management services at that site and at the county’s landfill.

  • Wilmington compost facility ordered closed

    Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources’ (DNREC) secretary David Small has issued an order to Peninsula Compost Company LLC of Wilmington requiring closure of its recycling facility.

  • EPA highlights benefits of food diversion

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional administrator Susan Hedman highlighted the environmental benefits of diverting food waste from landfills at the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District’s (WLSSD) composting facility.

  • Global Green helps divert food scraps

    Global Green has joined forces with the City of Albany, California and members of its Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) to launch in-depth pilots in select buildings to collect data, test products and support the broader rollout of food scrap recovery across the region.

  • “Humanure” inventor is upcoming USCC award recipient

    A South Carolina program leading the way to markets and food scrap composting, a longtime industry advocate dedicated to composting education and a researcher who has brought her studies to multiple audiences are among those receiving recognition from their peers at the U.S. Composting Council (USCC) at an upcoming January 22 awards ceremony.

  • San Jose celebrates food waste-to-energy conversion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of San Jose celebrated the city’s successful food-waste-to-energy program at a tour of the nation’s first large-scale commercial anaerobic digestion facility, privately owned and operated by Zero Waste Energy Development Company.

  • Sacramento Governor signs organic waste legislation

    Sacramento, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two landmark bills that will drastically cut down on the disposal of organic waste.

  • BJ’s Wholesale joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Frank Pallone, BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Doug Schiefelbein Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s (CFBNJ) Tristan Wallack and Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey to announce BJ’s participation in the EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge program at the store in Edison, New Jersey.

  • Tucson pilots food scrap program

    Tucson’s Environmental Services Department (ES) began a pilot program to collect food scraps from local restaurants and grocery stores.

  • OEC praises dredging strategy for Toledo Harbor

    The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is praising Ohio Governor John Kasich’s administration for a pilot project to find beneficial new uses for sediments dredged from the Toledo harbor.

  • GM Renaissance Center now composts food scraps

    General Motors’ Global Headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that sends no waste to landfills, now composts food preparation scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city.

  • Bluesphere gets emissions permit for North Carolina waste-to-energy

    Bluesphere Corp. has been issued an air emissions permit by Mecklenburg County for its 5.2 MW waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Britton Industries opens a new Philadelphia location

    Britton Industries, headquartered in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, will expand with a new location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Britton Industries, a provider of organic mulch and compost, is proud of its 100 percent recovery rate of the recyclable material brought into each of its facilities and there is no leftover material sent to landfills.

    The new Philadelphia location is in the Northeast at 8901 Torresdale Avenue. It is open and fully operational accepting soils, concrete, trees, brush, leaves, clean lumber and pallets for recycling. There is a small supply store on site along with sales of Britton Recycled products including screened topsoil, crushed concrete, crushed stone, mason sand and mulch.

    Published in the August 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Organics to energy facility opens

    Harvest Power opened the Central Florida Energy Garden, an organics management and renewable energy facility that is the first of its kind in the U.S., converting organic waste into renewable biogas and natural fertilizer.

  • Ecoverse acquires interest in Harvest Quest

    Ecoverse Industries, the Avon Ohio parent company of DoppstadtUS, has acquired an interest in Longmont, Colorado based Harvest Quest International.

    Harvest Quest International has been supplying microbial treatments for the efficient management of compost operations for over 15 years.  

    Published in the February 2014 Edition of American Recycler News

  • Organic Waste Solutions names new CEO

    Evan Edgar has been named chief executive officer of Organic Waste Solutions, a Sacramento, California-based sustainability consulting firm that focuses on managing organic waste with innovative, closed loop technologies and sustainable problem solving for businesses.

    Edgar has 30 years of experience in all aspects of solid waste management as principal of Edgar & Associates, Inc., an environmental engineering firm. He has advocated for green energy incentives, compost market development and greenhouse gas reduction policies before legislative committees, regulatory agencies and local commissions on issues involving the collection, hauling, processing and composting of urban green and yard waste and food waste. He has advised private industry, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations on recycling and organic waste project development matters.

    Edgar served as the director of Regulatory Affairs for the California Refuse Recycling Council, a California non-profit trade association representing the interests of over 100 solid waste management companies involved in collecting, hauling, processing, recycling, composting and landfilling organic waste. Edgar co-founded the California Compost Quality Council and the California Compost Coalition. 

    Published in the February 2014 Edition of American Recycler News