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Produce Compost

Produce Compost


Compost is the product manufactured through the controlled aerobic, biological decomposition of biodegradable materials. The product has undergone mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures, which significantly reduces the viability of pathogens and weed seeds, and stabilizes the carbon, such that it is beneficial to plant growth.

Your feedstock inputs are others’ wastes or byproducts, and they are willing or required to pay to get rid of them. Compost is typically used as soil amendments, fertilizers, erosion control socks, and potting soil.

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STA Certified Compost:

Your end product is tested with STA’s Compost-Certified Labs. Give your customers confidence in your compost product, get help marketing, and increase the quality of your compost product.
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Labs Certified STA for Compost:

These labs use TMECC test methods and are held to high standards through the STA’s CAP program that tests the labs against each other. STA Certified Compost participants are required to use these labs.
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Feedstocks:

Your compost ingredients are others’ wastes, and they are willing or required to pay to get rid of them. These include items such as Leaves, Yard Waste, Food Scraps, Manure, Biosolids, Crop Residuals, Compostable Products, and Industrial By-products.
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Workplace:

Support sustainability, waste reduction and zero waste initiatives with our guide to help you develop composting programs in your workplace. The guide provides step-by-step instructions and resources.
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Campus:

Universities and college’s composting initiatives to divert organics from landfills are supported with our downloads, training and resources.
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Community:

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance supports community composters, who keep the process and compost product as local as possible, while engaging the community through participation and education. (This link will take you off the USCC webpage)
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Home and School:

We have gathered links from around the United States to help provide useful and practical information on backyard composting, vermicomposting and Master Gardener programs.
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Become a Member and Stay Informed


USCC members are able to access the rest of the tools and content we make available on our website. Memberships help pay for our staff to collaborate with experts in the compost industry to create the tools you need.
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