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Big Apple goes big on organics recycling
NYC Will Have Largest Organic Waste Curbside Collection Program in Nation “DSNY’s Expansion of Food Scraps and Yard Waste Collection in Queens Makes Program Available to More Than 961,000 Residents” So read the headline of a November 14 press release from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) that announced DSNY’s expansion of food scraps and yard trimmings collection to residents in Queens’ Community Board 11. With this last rollout of 2016, approximately 11 percent of...
Fresh look at organics bans and waste recycling laws
Approximately 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. is wasted annually. At a time when millions of Americans are food insecure and thousands of farmers struggle to stay afloat, the negative consequences of wasting food extend far beyond the environmental impacts and loss of resources that could have been otherwise allocated. There are great opportunities for food waste reduction at the federal level, but much can be done by states and localities, whose involvement in finding solutions to food waste and food...
Organics Recycling In North Carolina
A recent study by state agency analyzed organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. Findings show substantial organics recycling capacity. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) released a study in June 2016 analyzing the organic materials recycled since 2011, as well as food waste recovered in 2015. The facility reporting requirement in the North Carolina compost rules and the relationships built over the years with different players in the industry...
Solution Driven Organics Recycler
Ag Choice hauls, depackages and produces animal feed and compost. Founders Jay and Jill Fischer embrace new opportunities, and then figure out how to maximize efficiencies and profitability. BioCycle first visited Ag Choice in 2007, two years after Jay and Jill Fischer started their organics collection and composting enterprise in Andover, New Jersey. At the time, composting was an offshoot of Jay’s family sawmill, which sold sawdust to small horse farms in the area, and backhauled manure and bedding to...
BioCycle Portals To Organics Recycling In U.S. & Canada
Updated BioCycle FindAComposter.com and the brand new BioCycle FindADigester.com and FindOrganicsHauler.com are launched and open for listings.In April 2007, BioCycle launched FindAComposter.com®, a publicly searchable database of composting facilities in the United States and Canada. The intent was to make it easy to find composting facilities to divert organic waste streams as well as buy compost. This online directory is a free service to all users.In the almost 10 years since BioCycle FindAComposter.com...