The Dirt on Dirt: Composting 101

Monday, October 15, 2018

Increasing public concern over air pollution, water quality, and property values, along with more stringent environmental standards have slowed the growth of new landfills and waste-to-energy facilities. Many of these operating facilities are reaching their end-of-life and many communities are not planning to revive them. Composting addresses the issue of decreasing solid waste disposal capacity, and also helps to replenish the earth’s soil – another decreasing commodity. NRRA’s The Dirt on Dirt: Composting 101 encourages waste professionals to support backyard composting and discusses the pros and cons of several different commercial composting technologies. An actively managed composting operation is a cost effective means to managing a large percentage of the waste stream and it is easier than you think! (1 Hour/Credit)