Lunch, Learn & Network: Atlas Organics Compost Facility

Table to Farm: Composting in SC

October 18, 2017
10 AM – 2 PM

Twin Chimneys Landfill
11075 Augusta Rd
Honea Path, SC 29654

*Please note: There was a misprint on the event date in a recent CRA email announcement.  The correct date for this workshop is Wednesday October 18th.  Thank you!

Eligible for CEUS! This event has been certified for 2 CEUs that may be be applied to operator and manager re-certification in NC.  The event has also been certified by SWANA National for 2 CEU’s.

Food accounts for 21.6% (38.4 million tons) of the nation’s landfill waste according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), representing a tremendous resource loss. The Carolinas alone produce approximately 1.5+ million tons of food waste annually. Fortunately, there are some shining examples in the Carolinas showing the way forward to reduce food loss and use food as a resource. In fact, the state of South Carolina has adopted the national goal set by the USDA and EPA to cut wasted food 50% by 2030.

Join us for a Lunch, Learn, & Network at Twin Chimneys Landfill in Greenville County, SC to hear how Greenville County and Atlas Organics are working towards reducing food waste and cycling it back into a valuable soil amendment to promote sustainable agriculture and landscaping.  The presentations will be followed by a tour of the Atlas Compost Facility and a networking lunch.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 9:30-10 AM – Welcome and Check-In
  • 10:00 AM – Presentations

Leslie Rogers, Atlas Organics, Education Director & Compost House Coordinator
Wendy McNatt, Greenville County, Recycling Coordinator
Anna DeLage, SC Department of Commerce, Recycling Market Development Manager

  • 11:00 AM – Tour of Atlas Organics Compost Facility
  • 12:30-2 PM – Networking Lunch; Q&A and Discussion