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 management 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 suppliers, academic institutions, public agencies, nonprofit groups and consulting/engineering firms.
BioCycle, a premier industry periodical, is the official magazine of the Council.
The USCC works closely with the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), a 501(c) (3) charitable foundation, which administers public and private research and education activities.
The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) is a catalyst for advancement of composting technologies, practices, and beneficial uses that support resource conservation and economic and environmental sustainability. The philanthropic arm of the US Composting Council, the Foundation positively impacts communities locally and globally by:
- Fostering scientific research opportunities
- Increasing awareness and educating the public
- Advancing the stature and practices of the composting industry