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About Us

Our Mission

The US Composting Council advances compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit our members, society, and the environment.


Our Vision

We believe compost manufacturing and compost utilization are central to creating healthy soils, clean air and water, a stable climate, and a sustainable society.

Our History

The US Composting Council was formed in 1990 by compost makers and corporate sponsors (notably Procter and Gamble, which was researching compostable diapers at the time).

The USCC held its first conference the next year, and has grown since to about 850 members, about 600 of whom are manufacturers of compost, with the remainder in compost research and soil science; consulting; marketing; allied products and compostable products, as well as a group of individuals and enthusiasts. About a third of the membership is local, state and federal government employees, many of whom are in the business of compost manufacturing or organics recycling.

The Council’s mission is focused primarily on large-scale compost manufacturing and marketing, and includes training and education of compost facility operators; certification programs for quality compost; and lobbying and advocacy campaigns at the state and federal level.


In 2017 USCC celebrated our 25 year anniversary, all year long! Take a look at our video and other resources on our history page.

Executive Committee

St. Louis Composting
Vice President
WeCare Organics
Laurel Valley Soils
Interim Past President
A-1 Organics

Board of Directors

Community Compost Company
JPM Development, LLC
Howard County MD
New Earth Compost
Iowa Waste Reduction Center
Dirt Hugger
Barnes Nursery
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Barnes Nursery

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Executive Director
Associate Director
Advocacy & Membership Director
Market Development Coordinator
Administrative Assistant
Communications & Marketing Manager