>Are there restrictions in place regarding the sale of composted organics?
>While to concept of such marketing needs to be developed, the
>accommodations that may have to be made to public health regulations
>must be considered as well.
>Which states have ordinances? Does anyone know and, if so, will you
>post them for the group?
There are indeed regulations and they're in flux. Here in California,
there are new state regulations. New local regulations are now being
When I need information about this stuff, I talk with Lorraine Timmons at
our (Ventura) county Solid Waste Management Department, who's been drafting
our local regs in consultation with local growers, potential composters,
planners, and other stakeholders. She can be reached @ <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
(Identify her by name in the subject so that it reaches her, as the whole
department shares this address.)
There's a professional journal, BioCycle, that follows developments in
this field. I don't find any e-contact info in the copy I have here, but
they can be reached by phone @ 610-967-4135. Hope this is helpful.
Beth von Gunten
Community Alliance with Family Farmers
Ojai, CA 93024