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Hinkley Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

Created by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1988, to coordinate research, training, and service activities related to waste management. Funded by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Biogas - A Renewable Biofuel

Home page for the BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab

BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Society (BESTS)

Public outreach arm of the BEST lab to spread knowledge and awareness among students and the public

BioEnergy Summer School (BESS)

Internship led by the BEST lab for undergraduate students to gain experiential knowledge of research on various topics related to bioenergy and sustainability

Florida's 75% Recycling Goal

Statute passed by the Florida legislature in 2008 setting forth the goal to have a 75% recycling rate by 2020.

75% Recycling Goal Report to the Legislature

Submitted by DEP in January, 2010

BioCycle Magazine

National magazine advocating composting and organic recycling


Service of Biocycle Magazine to locate composting facilities in your area

General Information on Food Waste

Wasted food

Blog discusses many of the issues and problems of food waste

Love Food Hate Waste

British food waste website managed by the Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP)

EPA Food Waste

EPA's food waste site discussing options for sustainable food waste management

Related Organizations

Florida Organizations

Recycle Florida Today (RFT)

RFT is a professional organization among individual engaged in the business of recycling in Florida. It serves as a forum for discussion and problem-solving for recyclers, and informs the public on the importance of recycling.

Florida Organics Recycling Center for Excellence (FORCE)

FORCE is a legislatively funded project that provides a framework to promote organics recycling and research in a statewide effort to streamline compost processing, research, demonstration, marketing, and education in Florida.

American Public Works Association (APWA) - Florida Chapter

APWA's mission is to be an active, unified Public Works organization, providing leadership, education, training, direction, and support on Public Works issues to its members, elected officials, and the public, everyday, as well as during times of natural disaster.

Florida BioEnergy Association (FBEA)

FBEA is a non-profit organization whose goal is to serve as the clearinghouse and repository for businesses and government agencies looking for information, education and resources regarding biofuels and biomass to energy development, services, and products.

Heart of Florida Solid Waste Group

The mission of the Heart of Florida Solid Waste Group is to seek out viable long-term solutions for municipal solid waste management needs throughout the region. The Group serves as a venue for sharing resources, is an open platform for the development and exchange of ideas, establishing economies of scale, and becoming a credible voice of the legislative and regulatory communities for the benefit of the citizens of the Group.

National Organizations

US Composting Council (USCC)

The USCC is a national, non-profit trade and professional organization promoting the recycling of organic materials through composting. The USCC is the only national organization committed to the advancement of the composting industry.

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

For over 40 years, the SWANA has been the leading professional association in the solid waste field. Its mission is to advance the practice of environmentally and economically sound management of municipal solid waste in North America

Florida SWANA

The Florida Sunshine Chapter of SWANA

Air and Water Management Association (A&WMA)

The Mission of A&WMA is to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members to benefit society. The core Purpose of A&WMA is to improve environmental knowledge and decisions by providing a neutral forum for exchanging information.

Florida A&WMA

Florida section of A&WMA

American Biogas Council

The mission of the American Biogas Council is to create jobs, environmental sustainability, and energy independence by growing the American biogas industry.

International Organizations

Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) (UK)

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) works in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to help businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way.

STOP Food Waste

The STOP Food Waste programme is funded under the EPA National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP). Waste Prevention is the preferred waste management option in Ireland.

European Biogas Association

The European Biogas Association aisbl (EBA) was founded 3 February 2009 as a Belgian non-profit organisation aiming to promote sustainable biogas production and use in Europe.