Articles by Ken McEntee


Peatlands volume, US imports decreased in 2023

The global volume of peatlands has been decreasing at a rate of .05% per year while U.S. imports of the material were estimated to have dropped 21% last year, to 1.1 million tons, from 1.4…


Compost Act passes Senate

The U.S. Senate last month passed bill that would require the EPA to inventory composting and recycling facilities and collect data relating to curbside and drop-off composting and recycling programs. The Recycling and Composting Accountability…


Alberta town adjusts compost services

In a move to enhance waste management services while managing costs, the town of Olds, Alberta said it is discontinuing its community grass bin services in 2024.  The decision was made to shift current costs…


Compost Queen opens new headquarters

Compost Queen, Fort Collins, Colorado, an advocate for sustainable waste management, announced the grand opening of its newest facility and headquarters in Fort Collins, the home of Back Gate Farm. This opening marks Compost Queen’s…




Salish acquires top competitor

Salish Soils, Sechelt, British Columbia said it has acquired Top Quality Topsoil, a Sechelt-based competitor in the landscaping and gardening industry. Salish said the strategic move marks a significant milestone its mission to further expand…


Compost increases almond yield

Application of compost to California almond orchards resulted in a strong increase in yield according to research presented at Compost2024—the annual conference of the U.S. Composting Council, held January 27-30, in Daytona Beach. The research…