Organics Committee

The organics committee intends to work with local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies as well as retailers, farmers, vineyards, restaurants, cafeterias, lawn care providers and others to encourage pilot programs and partnerships to reduce the amount of material going to disposal.

If you are interested in joining this subcommittee to help further organics recovery in the state, please contact the Virginia Recycling Association.  Meetings are open to anyone who is interested in working on composting projects.  VRA Members may login and visit the Organics Committee Business page for minutes, agendas, and other documents.

GIS Mapping System for Organics Waste

The GIS map was developed by VRA, VA Tech and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to:

  • Identify regions generating sufficient quantities of organic discards to sustain composting facilities and perishable food rescue programs;
  • Evaluate potential sites for new composting facilities or food rescue programs; € Support efforts of existing facilities to locate, collect, and recover additional wastes;
  • Identify the type and location of organic materials recycling outlets for industrial, commercial, and municipal waste generators looking to increase their diversion rates.

Before you start your search, we encourage you to review the Site Navigation section (upper right hand corner) on the GIS Map of Organics Generators to learn how best to use this resource:
-      Data layers (under Map Contents) can be turned on or off based on your preference.
-      The tool buttons (on the tool bar) allow you to interact with the map.
-      Available tasks (left top) give you the option of asking where you can take a particular type of waste or where you can buy a material.

Please contact VRA with any specific questions at 804-302-4231.
We hope you find this mapping system of value.

GIS Map of Organics Generators