- The group of about 30 members will promote composting and educate state and local officials, and the public about the benefits of composting for local waste management programs.
- The Virginia Composting Council (VCC) also cites jobs and business development and the use of compost for stormwater management, erosion control and other green infrastructure as a reason for joining the USCC.
- The group cites community involvement as the reason behind its continued growth as the public become more aware of composting's benefits.
Education continues to spur action. This news comes on the heels of the approval of a facility by Prince William County (VA) to recycle more than 80,000 tons of organic waste each year. Part of the land at the facility will yield fruits and vegetables for sale back into the community. As communities continue to seek ways to manage organic waste, the demand for composting and other solutions will increase.
In addition, the council will establish positions about regulations and legislation that deal with composting and the industry.