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The University of Louisville published an, “Organics Recovery Program Development Tool for Colleges and Universities.” This tool is for institutions interested in organizing or expanding existing organics recovery programs.

The guide reviews the methods of organics recovery, the permitting and regulatory issues, institutional partners, funding mechanisms, and operational models. The on-site organics recovery methods include aerated static piles, anaerobic digestion, black soldier fly composting, compost tea, in-vessel composting, vermicomposting, and windrow composting. The tool also provides an overview of off-site organics recovery methods.

The institutional partnerships and funding mechanisms support the foundation of the operational model for organics recovery. The tool continues to highlight organics recovery programs at institutions and the student involvement, academic programming, and community partnerships recommended for success.

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