Environmental Economics

Markets for Compost

The objective of this study was to provide information to help stimulate markets for compost, including yard trimmings and municipal solid waste compost. The involved identifying and evaluating existing and potential markets for compost, and the products that compete with or complement compost. Economic barriers to developing or expanding compost markets are analyzed. The report was expected to be particularly useful to producers, marketers, and users of compost, as well as to municipal, state, and Federal solid waste management officials. Persons considering development of new markets for compost or analyzing the feasibility of a new composting facility should find the report particularly useful.

  • Keywords

    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Information Approaches
    Environmental Media:
    c. Land
    c. Land - Solid Waste/RCRA
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Kashmanian, Richard N.
    Geographic Area:
    California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, United States, Washington (DC), Wisconsin, Arkansas, Florida, Nebraska
    Study Purpose:
    Data Development, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: EE-0444
  • Participating Organizations

    Research Organization:

    CalRecovery, Inc., and Franklin AssociatesAddress:
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    Funding Organization:
    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation and Office of Solid Waste and Emergency ResponseAddress:
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    Date Linked: 08/25/2017