New Jersey Composting Council Announces Charter Formation, New Board – 15 January 2019

Published Jan 15, 2019

US Composting Council members from the State of New Jersey have affiliated with the US Composting Council as an official state Charter Chapter, it was announced today. The NJ Composting Council (NJCC) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit focusing on promoting the composting and organics recycling industry in New Jersey.

The organizers of the NJCC work in the consulting, non-profit, public education and legal fields. The organizing Board of Trustees includes: Ryan Cerrato of WeCare Denali Organics, Corinne Coe of Sustainable Generation, Gary Cooper of South Jersey Agricultural Products, Erik Gutt of Vermeer North Atlantic, Matthew Karmel of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP, and Jairo E. Gonzalez of Waste ProGreen. Jairo E. Gonzalez also will serve as the President of the NJCC; Michael Recchia of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will serve as Treasurer; and Isaac Bearg, a management consultant, will serve as Secretary.

EcoRich LLC is among the new group of New Jersey businesses involved in the NJ Chapter. The group has begun to build a coalition of industry members within the State of New Jersey and will continue to recruit members in 2019. The NJCC also plans to focus in 2019 on educating state regulators, local officials and the public about the importance of the compost and organics recycling industry to New Jersey's environment and its economy, and on advocating for regulations and legislation that benefit the industry and the market for compost in the state.

The NJCC is the ninth regional chapter and becomes the sixth Charter Chapter of the USCC. The industry is expanding due to increased efforts at removing commercial food scraps, household food scraps, and food scraps from universities, hospitals and the like from disposal along with yard trimmings. The demand side of the industry is expanding with the growing recognition of the beneficial uses of compost from reconditioned food waste.

For information about the NJCC, contact Jairo E. Gonzalez, President and Trustee, NJCC at or (201) 914-3633, or visit

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