Register for the TRUE April 23 webinar on organics recovery

Sarah Merricks

Learn how you can drive your zero waste program to higher diversion and more savings. Join TRUE on April 23 for a one-hour webinar to hear from three experts who will showcase how to effectively reduce and create value for your organics stream.

Organics still comprise about 50 percent of materials disposed in landfills, causing unnecessary waste and generating greenhouse gas emissions. Worse, disposal of organics is costly to businesses – yet organics have the potential to create income when better managed as a resource. Putting a priority on understanding the make-up of your organics can drive your zero waste program to higher diversion and more savings. There are many different options for organics recovery, including managing surplus edible food so it can be donated to people or for animal feed, on-site composting when space and staffing are available, off-site via outdoor windrow systems or enclosed anaerobic digesters.

Webinar: TRUE Core Concepts: The TRUE Path to Comprehensive Organics Recovery

When: Tuesday, April 23 from 1-2 p.m. EST

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Learning Objectives:

  • The Compost/Re-Earth requirements of TRUE Certification
  • Understand the Good Samaritan law and the importance of donating food
  • How to identify critical stakeholders for comprehensive organics recovery: from employees to customers to service providers to government agencies.
  • How to calculate program costs and savings for organics recovery
  • How to describe different types of organics recovery: windrow composting; anaerobic digestion; vermicomposting and food recovery for donation or sale to people and animals


  • Facilitator: Stephanie Barger, TRUE, USGBC 
  • Marialyce Pedersen, Senior Policy Analyst – Global Public Policy Team, The Walt Disney Company
  • Dan Noble, Executive Director, Association of Compost Producers
  • Mark Funkhouser, Manager of Custodial Services, Facilities Department, Chumash Casino Resort

Register for the April 23 webinar

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