New York Times Compost News
The New York Times provides a section topic for composting.

Global Recycling Network
GRN is a free-access public site dedicated to recycling-related information. They offer all companies involved in the Recycling Industry a wide exposure through: Web-publishing Services, Online Sales and Catalogs, Advertising.

How to
This site is a hub of information for anyone interested in the various aspects of composting.

Amazing Enviromental Organization Web Directory
Environment Search Engine

CORNELL Composting Page
This website provides access to a variety of composting educational materials and programs developed at Cornell University.

Food to Fertilizer: Compost Counts at Zion Lodge
Xanterra Parks and Resorts® composts all of its food wastes, lawn clippings, and shredded paper at Zion Lodge in Zion National Park.

EPA Plain English Guide to the 503 Rules
The EPA Plain English Guide to the 503 Rules available on-line in PDF format.

Rot Web Home Composting Information Site
Basic information about home composting.

Philly Compost
Helping Philadelphia achieve a zero waste future by keeping food and yard waste out of landfills through composting in our neighborhoods.

Compost A to Z: Complete Guide to Composting
Complete home composting guide to what type of composter and method to use, what to compost, benefits of composting, composting 101, FAQs, mistakes and troubleshooting. By GAIAM Life

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Web Site

College and University Recycling Coalition

A Guide to Conducting and Assessing a Food Waste Assessment, courtesy of the EPA

Books & Additional PDFs

The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering (Used)
Author: Roger T. Haug
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
CRC Press, Inc.
2000 Corporate Blvd. N.W.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone orders: 1-800-272-7737

On-Farm Composting Handbook (Used)
Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Services Cooperative Extension
Editor: Robert Rynk
Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Services
152 Riley-Robb Hall
Cooperative Extension
Ithaca, NY 14853-5701

Sludge Composting and Utilization
A Design and Operating Manual
Authors: Mark E Singley, Andrew J. Higgins, Michelle Frumkin-Rosengaus
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Cook College, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903

The Science of Composting (Used)
Author: Eliot Epstein
Publisher: Technomic Publishing Company, Inc.
851 New Holland Avenue, Box 3535
Lancaster, PA 17604, USA
Phone orders: 1-800-233-9936

Composting and Recycling Municipal Solid Waste (Used)
Authors: Luis F. Diaz, George M. Savage, Linda L. Eggerth, Clarence G. Golueke
Publisher: Lewis Publishers
CRC Press Inc.
2000 Corporate Blvd. N.W.
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Test Methods for the Examination of Composting.
Co-Editors: Philip B. Leege, Wayne H. Thomson
Published by: The United States Composting Council
4424 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 102
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone orders: 301-913-2885
Price:$150.00 plus shipping

Western Fertilizer Handbook (Used)
Produced by: Soil Improvement Committee California Fertilizer Association
Order from: The Interstate Printers & Publishers
Danville, IL 61832-00594

Small to Medium Scale Composting of Food Wastes… (PDF Download)
Cornell University & City Green, Inc.

Compost – A Guide for Evaluating and Using Compost Materials as Soil Amendments.. (PDF Download)
By William Darlington, Consultant, Soil & Plant Laboratory, Inc. Orange Office

Compost Quality:  Performance Requirements… (PDF Download)
By California Integrated Waste Management Board

Composting Guide for Beginners: Helpful Tips to Make Great Compost (PDF Download)


published monthly
Journal of Composting & Recycling
Published by: The JG Press, Inc.
ISSN 0276-5055
419 State Avenue
Emmaus, PA 18049 USA

Compost Science & Utilization
published quarterly
Published by: The JG Press, Inc.
ISSN 1065-657X
419 State Avenue
Emmaus, PA 18049 USA

Resource Recycling
published monthly
North America’s Recycling and Composting Journal
Published by: Resource Recycling, Inc.
1206 N.W. 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209-1609
Telephone: 503-227-1319

MSW Management
published seven times annually
Published by: Forester Communications Inc.
5638 Hollister Avenue, #301
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Telephone: 805-681-1300
Fax: 805-681-1312


Composting with Food Waste
Link to Green Mountain Technologies' presentation from the U.S. Composting Council's 2023 Conference.

Compost Facility Odor Management
Link to video of Green Mountain Technologies’ Jeff Gage’s PowerPoint presentation on Compost Facility Odor Management at the U.S. Composting Council’s 2013 Conference.

Tools of the Trade
Green Mountain Technologies’ Jeff Gage’s presentation on composting tools at the U.S. Composting Council’s 2013 Conference. (3.5 MB)

Michael Bryan-Brown, Green Mountain Technologies: “Composting in the Big Apple”
Green Mountain Technologies’ Michael Bryan-Brown’s presentation on urban composting pioneer Battery Park at the U.S. Composting Council’s 2013 Conference. (2.3 MB)

On-Farm Composting Handbook
In this handbook, Cooperative Extension, provides an overview of composting as it is practiced on the farm.

Effects of organic matter amendments on net primary productivity and greenhouse gas emissions in annual grasslands
Rebecca Ryals and Whendee L. Silver, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, 130 Mulford Hall No. 3114, Berkeley, California 94720 USA

“Food Forward: SOS: Save our Soil” courtesy of
This PBS feature program shares an insightful look at the precious ecosystem of our soil, it’s link to the food we eat, and how we can go about saving it.