Below are NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), NC State University (NCSU) and NC Department of Agriculture and Customer Service (NCDA&CS) resources as well as other partnering organizations that complement our work:

NCDEQ – DWM – Solid Waste Section
Donna Wilson, Environmental Engineer  |  919.707.8255  |
Division of Waste Management (DWM), Composting and Land Application Branch
Physical Address: 217 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646

Resource: Solid Waste permitting for composting or anaerobic digestion facilities (composting less than 50% manures).

NCDEQ – DWR – Non-Discharge Permitting Unit
Nathaniel Thornburg, Unit Supervisor
Division of Water Resources (DWR), Stormwater Permitting Unit
512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27604
Direct: 919.807.6453  |  Website  |

Resource: permitting for wastewater treatment facilities looking to compost biosolids on site.

NCDEQ – DEMLR – Stormwater Permitting
Bradley Bennett,
Stormwater Permitting Program Manager
NC Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR)
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
Direct: 919.807.6378  |  Website  |

Resource: information about permitting requirements if you have, or will have, stormwater or wastewater discharges to the surface waters of North Carolina.  NCG24 Form for Composting Operations and application.

NCDEQ – DWR – Animal Feeding Operations
Christine B. Lawson
, Environmental Engineer
Division of Water Resources (DWR)
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
Direct: 919.807.6354  |  Website  |

Resource: information about permitting for composting animal manures (composting more than 50% manures).

NCDEQ – DEACS – State Recycling Office
Organic Recycling Specialist
Meanwhile contact Section Chief Rob Taylor ( 919-707-8139)
Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS)
Physical Address: 217 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Mailing Address: 1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1639

Resource: General questions about composting/anaerobic digestion, permitting guidance, state rules navigation, organic waste tonnages, private/local government funding for organics recycling projects.

NCSU  – Biological & Agricultural Engineering
Rhonda Sherman, 
Extension Solid Waste Specialist (Vermicomposting, Composting, Recycling)
Horticultural Science Department
Direct 919.515.6770  |  Website  |

Resource: Questions about small- to large-scale vermicomposting and composting operations.

NCDA&CS Agronomic Services – Waste/Compost Laboratory Analysis
Mailing Address: 1040 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1040
Physical Addres: 4300 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6465
Office: 919.733.2655  |  Website

Waste Reduction Partners
Land-of-the-Sky Regional Council, NC DEQ & State Energy Office
Western Office: 828.251.6622  |  Piedmont Office: 919.558.2702  |  Website

Resource:  A team of highly experienced staff and volunteer retired engineers, architects and scientists, providing NC businesses and institutions with waste and energy reduction assessments and technical assistance.