US Composting Council (USCC)

The US Composting Council (USCC) is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development 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 organizations and consulting/engineering firms. 

Annual Compost Conference

Each year the USCC hosts a Compost Conference & Tradeshow. This year Compost2024 takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida from February 6-9th.


BioCycle, a premier industry periodical, is the official magazine of the USCC. BioCycle is the go-to resource on composting, organics recycling, anaerobic digestion and biogas, end product markets, policies and regulations, and community outreach and education. 

From 1960 to 2019, BioCycle was a print magazine. In 2020 BioCycle transitioned to digital only through an e-newsletter BioCycle CONNECT®, a newly relaunched website, 

BioCycle is recognized worldwide as The Organics Recycling Authority®, dedicated to the advancement of composting and compost utilization, organics recycling and utilization, anaerobic digestion and biogas, sustainable infrastructure, and resilient soils and food systems.  

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 & Education Fund (CCREF)

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

The USCC career resource center connects talent with opportunity, and is a one stop career portal with resume review and job search features.