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Home Composting Survey Report (Historical)

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
05-07-044July 2005October 2005
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Author(s) Ridolfi Inc
Description The Department of Ecology (Ecology) and other organizations are interested in promoting statewide home composting at the local community level throughout Washington, which will aid Ecology in implementing important elements of Washington State’s “Beyond Waste” plan. As a first step, an accurate, up-to-date survey of existing programs was needed. The survey results will be used in part to direct efforts in assisting interested communities expand their home composting programs.

The objective of this survey was to provide Ecology with a comprehensive overview of home composting programs in Washington. Home composting is the practice of recycling household organic wastes by residents to create compost through the controlled decomposition of these wastes at their homes. Home composting was identified as a key component in the Organics Recycling initiative of Ecology’s Beyond Waste plan.
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Keywords survey report, composting, organics, report, survey, waste, recycling, compost, beyond waste
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