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Minnesota Compost Rule Changes Get Frosty Reception from Industry

Minnesota Compost Rule Changes Get Frosty Reception from Industry

Rule changes which Minnesota officials say are designed to streamline regulations and encourage more large and small compost operations as a way to help the state achieve a 75 percent recycling rate by 2030 are receiving a less than enthusiastic response from the composting industry. 

“My opinion on the rules is that at best they will have no effect in encouraging composting at all, and at worst will substantially add to the cost of new facilities which will inhibit or reduce the amount of composting that goes on in the state,” says Tom Halbach, a professor and extension educator in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate at the University of Minnesota and a board member of the Minnesota Composting Council.

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