- Who Are You?
- Develop Professionally
- Produce Compost
- Use Compost
- Research / Educate
Download these reports and information about composting and compost use.
Peruse this new collection of resources about dehydrators and biodigesters assembled by The Composting Collaborative as a result of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Composting Collaborative was founded by USCC, BioCycle Magazine and GreenBlue, a nonprofit organization.
This white paper was written in 2019 to capture current challenges and practices in campus composting.
Compost UseStandard Specifications for Compost for Erosion/Sediment Control
These specifications contain all of the technical text found in the “Official” American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) versions, in their 2003 AASHTO Provisional Standards Manual. The Compost for Erosion/Sediment Contol “Filter Berm” is designated as MP 9-03, and the “Compost Blanket” as MP 10-03. For a copy of the official AASHTO specifications contact their Publications Assistant at 202-624-5800. Just updated in 2020!
The Washington State DOT (WSDOT) completed a project involving soil bioengineering on problematic slopes. Compost was used as part of the soil bioengineering solution.
The objective of this project was to demonstrate how the utilization of compost could effectively revegetate a barren slope.
Composting PracticesGuide to Composting at Sports Venues
The Natural Resource Defense Council’s NRDC’s Guide to Composting at Sports Venues can help venues identify cost-competitive, ecologically superior ways to manage their organic waste stream, which is an urgent ecological need.
In response to soaring waste management costs, diminishing landfill space, and the escalating need for more environmentally-responsible practices, EPA is working to promote more integrated solid waste management practices. Within that framework, EPA Region 3, in cooperation with the US Composting Council, established the goal of creating this Best Management Practices (BMPs) document to assist yard waste composting facilities in expanding operations to include food residuals. These BMPs serve as a guide for that purpose, emphasizing planning and operational considerations as gleaned from experienced industry professionals, and is not intended as a comprehensive technical guide to composting. By simplifying what is involved in composting food residuals, it is hoped that more composting will occur; and occur in a safe and sustainable manner.
Health and SafetyCompost Air Emissions Health Studies
Summary of Articles on Compost Air Emissions Health Studies
What is Endotoxin?
Endotoxin is a lipopolysaccharide (LPS) that is part of the cell wall of gram negative bacteria (Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 19th Ed. F.A. Davis Co., Philadelphia, PA. 2001). Rylander and Jacobs (1994) indicate that endotoxins are made up of complex LPS compound, which consists of polysaccharide chains connected by core oligosaccharide to a lipid part.
The objective of this manual is to help you establish a safety program that is compliant with regulations and effective in reducing or eliminating safety hazards.
From the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services. Bryan Lane, CIS Occupational Safety and Health Consultant, researched and produced this manual.
FeedstocksCalifornia Chapter Fact Sheet: Biosolids Compost: Rich Source of Plant Nutrients, Great for the Environment, and Reliably Safe
A factsheet describing the production of biosolids compost; classification; use and safety.