The NCCC works to collect, create and disseminate valuable information that promotes composting and the use of compost. If you have information or tools we can add to this resource library please email us. 

The North Carolina Composting Council (NCCC) is the state affiliate of the US Composting Council. The US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry.

The USCC achieves this mission by encouraging, supporting, and performing compost related research, promoting best practices, establishing standards, educating professionals and the public about the benefits of composting and compost utilization, enhancing compost product quality and developing training materials for compost manufacturers and markets for compost products.

USCC members include compost manufacturers, compost marketers, equipment manufacturers, product supplies, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups, and consulting/engineering firms. There are also individual memberships available. 

Backyard Composting

Backyard composting converts leaves, kitchen scraps, paper and other organic materials into a valuable soil conditioner that boosts plant growth and helps the soil retain water. Compost can be used on gardens, lawns and houseplants. How much compost you can generate depends on the amount of compostable materials you regularly have available and the space you have for composting. 


Increase composting capacity by letting worms break down food and organic waste in a bin! Vermicomposting is the process by which earthworms or Black Soldier Fly grubs, along with microorganisms, and other decomposers convert organic materials to a soil conditioner called vermicompost. 



Large Scale Composting

Compost has many uses including land restoration, enhancing soils and acting as a direct growing media for plants. Large Scale Composting facilities provide bulk compost. NC-Department of Environmental Quality (NC-DEQ) regulates composting facilities throughout the state. Shop for STA-Certified Compost to ensure it’s high quality. 


NCCC Resource Library: Videos & Website Articles

NC-DEQ Permitted Composting Facilities Map

Map of NC Bulk Compost Suppliers

USDA Map of CFWR Projects in NC

The USCC’s mission is to advance compost manufacturing, compost utilization, and organics recycling to benefit our members, society, and the environment.  Yes, this is the mothership.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: Compost Sequesters Carbon & Delivers Other Ecosystem Benefits. This first series features the crucial role of compost to protect the climate. 

Carolina Recycling Association (CRA)

CRA is a nonprofit committed to waste reduction and recycling efforts across the state of North Carolina. CRA offers a resource library, podcast, grant/scholarships, recycling jobs, and more.