CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Organics Recycling Board (ORB)

The rural Organics Recycling Board (ORB) project focuses on increasing the marketing of locally composted commercial organics in rural Northern California counties, developing tools for community outreach and ways to implement organics recycling in California. Funded by the EPA.

Commercial Organic Recycling Toolkit

An introduction to commercial-scale organic recycling for policymakers, local recyclers, environmental thinkers, gardeners, and potential entrepreneurs.

There are sections on the rationale for composting and some definitions; commercial opportunities; some facts about physical operations; a small case study; and a few policy recommendations. A short glossary, bibliography, and resources list are also offered.

This toolkit is part of CEED's ORB Project, funded by the EPA.

Download PDF of Commercial Organic Recycling Toolkit (2.9MB)