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2020 NYS Organics Summit - Registration Now Open!

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Register now for the 6th annual NYS Organics Summit, taking place April 7 - 8, 2020 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY. This year's theme, Food as a Resource - Expanding Opportunities, will focus primarily on managing wasted food and food scraps with the newly passed Food Donation & Food Scraps Recycling Law being a major driver for change for New York State in the coming years.

Keynote Speaker
Nora Goldstein, editor of BioCycle, will discuss the national trends of organics recycling, how New York State fits into the national picture, and what she foresees as the future of the organics management industry.

“Love Compost” Pop-Up Gallery
Love Compost is a collection of photographs by Saratoga Springs based photographer, Terri-Lynn Pellegri. As a passionate backyard composter, Terri-Lynn has found beauty in food waste, primarily from her own kitchen. What was a momentary observation became a meaningful photographic meditation, and a pathway to a grander gesture.

Tour Town of Bethlehem Compost Facility
Attendees of this year's Summit can opt to see the Town of Bethlehem’s composting facility first-hand, including the infrastructure and operational steps they are taking to transition from two decades of processing yard waste to now incorporate food scraps. The tour will include a demonstration of the Aerated Static Pile (ASP) equipment that will be used to process food scraps on a larger scale, discussion of how the new statewide organics law is influencing their plans, and a sneak peek into the Town’s new project with SUNY Cobleskill utilizing drone technology to estimate compost pile volume.

Other summit highlights include:

  • Food Donation & Food Scraps Recycling Law - what's coming?
  • Strengthening composting markets
  • Learn how to expand yard waste composting facilities to process food scraps
  • Depackagers and their role moving forward
  • Developing food scraps drop off programs
  • Activating residents to waste less food

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