Persistent Herbicides

Get the PH out of our compost!

TAKE ACTION NOW! Comments due to EPA August 5, 2020 (click for details)

Our industry is plagued by the lasting effect of certain chemical broadleaf weed killers that can survive the composting process and continue to negatively affect plants grown in such compost. These persistent herbicides have active chemical ingredients that can persist on treated vegetation for years even after composting.

The USCC recognizes the threat these insidious chemicals pose to our compost manufacturers and the end users of compost products that may contain them. Use these resources to fight this threat.

To fight these persistent herbicides, the USCC has a permanent subcommittee of the Legislative and Environmental Affairs Committee focused on these issues.