New Compost Facility Rules in NH

April 11, 2022

On March 22, 2022, amendments to the NH Code of Admin Rules for composting facilities became effective. The rule changes by the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) are intended to clarify and simplify requirements for operating composting facilities in New Hampshire, including requirements related to composting meat and dairy products. The new rules provide more flexibility for permit-by-notification composting facilities, and also add some key permit exemptions for small-scale food waste composting efforts.

Stakeholders had been eagerly waiting for proposed revisions to New Hampshire's composting regulations.  Previously, in order for a solid waste facility to compost meat and dairy products in New Hampshire, it had to undergo an extensive and expensive permit process.  This and other impediments resulted in very few facilities in New Hampshire composting meat and dairy products on site.  

Learn more about the new composting rules at NRRA's Recycling Conference & Expo.  Mike Nork, Supervisor of Materials Management, Education and Planning,  NHDES, will present on these regulatory updatesRegistration is open and early bird pricing ends Friday, April 15.