California On-Farm Composting Regulations

There are more than a dozen regulatory agencies in California, involved with regulating composting.

Peter Hirst, SymSoil’s
Director of Co-composted Product Development

The regulations are currently in flux, but SymSoil’s Peter Hirst will be sharing his insights as the stakeholders develop new guidelines.

He wanted to launch these posts on a philosophical note: Regulation in the classical sense means tuning, training and adjustment for maximum effectiveness, as in a well-regulated militia.   Regulation therefore includes, along with risks and demands, tremendous opportunity.

This is why I am happy to be participating, on behalf of SymSoil, in the development of the regulatory structure where on-farm composting will live. SymSoil, with its focus on soil health, wants to influence agriculture in ways that result higher profits for farmers and growers, better produce (measured by nutrition and flavor improvement), a better environment for all people, and a sustainable and profitable benefit corp (B-Corp) in SymSoil.

With that as a background, this clicking on the link will take you to the current regulations related to on-farm composting. Often referred to as Title 14, this lays out the State of California’s regulations for Compostable Materials, and the facilities, including farms, which compost agricultural waste.

About SymSoil® Inc.

SymSoil is an evidence-based, soil health company with products and services to improve the profitability of all growers, based on a deep understanding of soil biology.  The company has soil amendments for agriculture that restore the full-spectrum of microbes that provide the right food to the plant roots, improving plant health, and making food more nutrient dense and flavorful, the way nature intended.

Robust Compost is a community of soil microbes, living in a solid material that to the naked eye appears to be compost. It is distinguished by lack of smell, seven types of active life (visible with a microscope), biodiversity that spans at least 1,000 species, and great value to growers for its ability to cycle nutrients.

SymSoil has products and services for growers using regenerative agriculture methodologies which improve profitability. SymSoil was named one of 2019’s AgTech Companies to Watch. Accredited Investors can learn more about SymSoil as an impact investment here.

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