many of you know, Yelm Earthworm & Castings Farm
staff members attended the Food Waste Composting Conference,
held Dec. 11, 2003. The conference was organized by
the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC). Since
1991, WORC has been very active in promoting and educating
both the private and pubic sector in organics recycling.
Many attendees commented on the diversity of professionals
from both private business and government agencies
who attended the event. There were numerous industry
professionals eager communicate information on what
can be done to help resolve the major solid waste
problems our planet is currently facing.
speaker, Jack Macy, delivered a compelling message
to attendees on the requirements to define and implement
a successful Food Waste Recycling Program in their
local communities. His valuable insight stemmed from
years of experience with San Francisco’s commercial
and residential food composting collection program.
Jack explained key drivers to process management,
citing examples of food waste separation, initiated
in the San Francisco area, in their curbside pickup
program, to vermicomposting food waste in private
also explained what can be done to control costs,
and what both private businesses and local government
can do to benefit from implementing a well managed
Waste Recycling Program.
Karin Grobe educated attendees on how she’s
been effective in defining, implementing and managing
recycling programs in communities throughout the western