Current Issues
Share |

Have you got a landfill ban reversal lurking in your legislature

Or persistent herbicides popping up at your facility?

Concerned about impacts of PFOAs?


Municipalities began banning disposal of organics (mainly green waste, also known as yard waste) in the 1970s when the rapid filling of landfills coincided with the realization that recyclables like organics are value added products. More and more states and municipalities are passing and considering organics collection bans.  Some states and local governments since then have fought back legislative proposals to reverse organics bans. Learn more here.


Compost facilities have been startled to find these herbicides-under re-registration with the USEPA now, to have survived through accepted composting technology. The USCC is fighting their continued use and offers resources for facilities to document and prevent encountering them. Learn more here.


Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe since the 1940s, including as stain repellents in fabrics and grease barriers in food packaging. Good evidence has emerged that exposure to some PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects, and while the use of certain PFAS has been phased out, many are actively used and can still end up in our compost. Learn more here.

*Persistent Herbicides Occurrences
*Landfill Organics Bans
*Sample letters