Compost Operations Training Course 2020 Raleigh, NC – Cancelled

Out of concern for the health and safety of our current and aspiring composters, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Compost Operations Training Course this year. For additional training opportunities, please visit: We wish you all a safe summer and look forward to seeing you at COTC 2021!

from the US Composting Council

BioCycle, the US Composting Council’s flagship publication for everything that’s news in the industrial composting world, is now fully digital and free!  The magazine features articles on issues like composting biodegradable plastic, financing startups and expansions and even the ever-changing stream of information on current critical issues like COVID-19.  Go to for current and past issues.


A Success Story from Coastal NC

Waste Free Wednesday, a collaborative effort between Winter Park Elementary, Wilmington Compost Company, UNCW, Coastal Composting Council, Coastal Carolina Sustainability Project, and Be Agriculture has received some positive media attention lately! WFW was also the recipient of one of this year’s Women’s Impact Network (WIN) of New Hanover County’s grants. Check out this Star News Article and WFW video generously created by our friends at Boot Scrap to learn more!

During this school year, Winter Park was able to reduce their waste on average from 20 bags of trash to 1.2 during lunch on “Waste Free Wednesdays.’ With the average trash bag from the cafeteria weighing about 33 pounds this has resulted in the diversion of approximately 10,494  pounds from the landfill!

Way to go Winter Park Elementary!


The NC Composting Council is all about creating healthy soils.  

We are a non-profit, membership-based organization dedicated to the development, expansion, and promotion of composting based on sound science, principles of sustainability, and economic viability.  We are part of a growing network of organizations collaborating with the US Composting Council.

Get earthy, get involved!

Are you bored sitting at home?  Why not spend some time watching wonderful webinars from the

Institute for Local Self Reliance.

 You’ll see the most up to date information about composting around the world with topics like:

How Compost and Cover Crops Sequester Soil Carbon 

Using Compost for Ecological Sanitation in Haiti to Mitigate & Adapt to Climate Change

Carbon Farming Trials in Colorado

and much more!

ILSR is a great resource for home and community composting, Check them out!  You’ll be glad you did.


The Compost Story

We want YOU to Get Involved! 

Do you love compost OR do you know somebody who loves compost? Nominate yourself or somebody else to join a group of passionate people expand composting in North Carolina! Click here to learn more about the application process.

“The most rewarding part of getting involved with the NCCC is belonging to a group of people who back up their big ideas with hard work. The board is a working board, made up of people who appreciate compost and want to see it used more widely in our state. Our annual meetings and training workshops bring together people from different backgrounds with diverse agendas, proving that the composting industry has room for everyone. Each NCCC event I attend challenges me to think differently–and more deeply–about the choices I make.”

Bianca Howard, Past Board Member 

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