USCC State Chapters
USCC State Chapters

US Composting Council State Chapters

USCC is proud to have 11 state chapters who do local work to advance the composting industry alongside our national advocacy and programs. Without their on-the-ground education, attention to and work in regulations and legislation, and building of networks of people in the industry, USCC could not be effective.

State Chapters


Association of Compost Producers (ACP)

The Association of Compost Producers (ACP) is a non-profit association of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing the quality, value and amount of compost being used in California. We do this by promoting activities and regulations that build healthy soil, benefiting people and the environment.

Dan Noble
Dan Noble, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1538
Julian, CA 92036-1538


Colorado Composting Council

The Colorado Composting Council (COCC) is an official USCC chapter, grown from the Rocky Mountain Organics Council of the Colorado Association for Recycling (CAFR).

Bob Yost


IL Composting Committee

The Illinois Composting Committee, formed in 2017, is sponsored by the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition, with a mission of working towards food scrap composting in Illinois.

John Lardner
John Lardner, P.E.
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MD-DC Composting Committee

The MD-DC Composting Committee is the state affiliate of the US Composting Council. Our mission is to support the efforts and initiatives of the US Composting Council and the practice of composting and compost manufacturing. This committee is taking an active leadership role in shaping the political, regulatory, and marketing landscapes of the Maryland and District of Columbia compost marketplace.

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MI Composting Council

The Michigan Organics Council (MOC), USCC’s Michigan Chapter, is a council of the Michigan Recycling Coalition. The Council is led by a team of professionals focused on managing organics to their highest and best use. Current work includes guiding the state agency to provide the appropriate level of oversight to the industry, developing a strong foundation for on-going education and the promotion of best practices, and development of end markets for compost. The MOC changed its name from the Michigan Composting Council to best represent the Council’s larger goals which include supporting the diversion of edible food to feed people and animals as well as supporting other technologies, such as anaerobic digestion and the creation of energy from organics.

Kerrin O'Brien
Kerrin O'Brien, Executive Director
Michigan Recycling Coalition
PO Box 10070 Lansing, MI 48901


Minnesota Composting Council

The Minnesota Composting Council is a member driven non-profit dedicated to advancing the recycling of organic materials in the state of Minnesota. To make the composting industry successful, the MNCC seeks the participation of businesses associated with the composting industry and the public sector. Activities the MNCC is organizing include site visits and guest speakers.

Ginny Black
Ginny Black, Chair
11410 49th Place North
Plymouth, MN 55442


NE Composting Council

The Nebraska Chapter of the US Composting Council is a committee of the Nebraska Recycling Council whose mission is to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of resource recovery in Nebraska. The Committee will take a leadership role in advocating for best practices in the composting industry, fair and reasonable regulations, and widespread awareness of compost’s value in creating healthy soils, conserving water, and supporting local economies in our agriculture-based State.

Heather Creevan


NJ Composting Council

The newly created committee will be seeking New Jersey members, will educate state regulators, local officials and the public about the importance of the compost manufacturing industry to local waste management programs, and jobs and business development, as well as the benefits of using compost in commercial and residential landscaping, and for stormwater management, erosion control and green infrastructure. The committee and USCC will jointly take positions on regulations and legislation that affect the industry and the market for compost in the state.

Jairo Gonzalez
Jairo E. Gonzales, Lead Co-Chair


North Carolina Composting Council, Inc.

The North Carolina Composting Council is committed to creating healthy soils. The Council is a volunteer-run, non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to the development, expansion, and promotion of the composting industry based upon sound science, principles of sustainability, and economic viability.

Gary Gittere, President
PO Box 24961
Raleigh, NC 27611


Ohio Organics Council

The Ohio Organics Council is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of the organics recycling industry in Ohio by encouraging further study, research, advancement, and development of composting and organic recycling through professionalism, education, training, information exchange and networking within the industry and with regulatory agencies.

Jason Ziss, President
Jim Skora, Vice President


Virginia Composting Council

The Virginia Composting Council is the state affiliate of the US Composting Council. Our mission is to support the efforts and initiatives of the US Composting Council and the practice of composting, in general.

Ken Bannister, President
8090 Villa Park Drive
Richmond, VA 23228

Read What USCC Chapters are Doing!

Jairo Gonzalez, Patrick Evans and Isaac Bearg of the New Jersey Composting Council in Charleston in January at COMPOST2020.

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Become a Chapter

USCC is interested in adding chapters in other states!

We first request an interested group of potential chapter members to meet with USCC leadership to discuss your resources and interest. We will each share goals –local and national—and it will be up to the state group to determine whether to move forward and who your leadership will be.

USCC will also explain the differences between Charter Chapters and Committees, and the responsibilities and benefits of each type of group.

If you decide to move forward, a letter to the USCC Executive Directors requesting affiliation will be presented to the USCC Board of Directors for a decision.

For more information, contact Linda Norris-Waldt, membership and communications director, or Natalya Guerrier, chapter administrator.