NERC’s newly revised Recycling Business Assistance Guide for the Northeast States now includes information on tax incentives in each of the Northeast states. The Guide makes it easy for recycling businesses in the Northeast to readily find financing and business assistance resources. In addition to information on tax incentives, it includes information on: state recycling contacts, grant and loan funding programs, technical assistance, general business assistance, disaster debris management, and waste reduction and reuse resources.
For more information, contact Mary Ann Remolador, NERC’s Assistant Director.
Integrating composting practices into farming operations and refining compost production and utilization methods can help farmers better manage farm organic waste, including manure and crop residues. The resulting compost can be applied for on-farm soil benefits and/or sold as a valued-added product. Farm compost operations can also serve as an integral component in community and regional organics management programs.
To help expand and support farm-based compost markets in the Northeast, NERC was awarded a grant from the (SARE) program. Resources developed by NERC for the project, as well as presentations from seven compost marketing workshops, are posted on NERC’s website. Resources include:
NERC also provided technical assistance to farm compost operations, including development of operation-specific marketing plans. Case studies of farm compost operations which participated in NERC’s project are posted on the NERC website:
For more information about NERC’s Compost Marketing Project contact Athena Lee Bradley.