Members of the Maine Compost Team are available to assist municipalities and regional public efforts in discussion from the ‘pre-planning’ phase of their possible composting program through the development of marketing options for the finished compost.
Municipalities may have different issues of concern regarding the management of the organics available in their community or region than a privately operated composting facility may have. The Compost Team has assisted many municipal composting programs over the years and is able to share that experience with you. Often, a municipal composting program starts with leaf and yard discarded organics and can expand over time to include food scraps, animal manures and other organics that may be available. Additionally, there may be a farmer or two in the area that would be willing to assist the municipality and we could help that possibility.