Dan Goossen

Dan Goossen

Dan Goossen

Chittenden Solid Waste District, Williston VT and Green Mountain Compost | "Persistent Herbicides in Compost: An Update"

Williston, VT | dgoossen@greenmountaincompost.com

USCC Member

Dan Goossen is the Director of Composting at Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) of Williston, Vermont. Dan began his compost career at Intervale Compost Products (renamed Green Mountain Compost) in 2003 and has been the General Manager for the past eleven years. Dan has presented regularly on persistent herbicides in compost as well as many other topics ranging from compostable plastics to overwintering beehives in Vermont.

Session Code: C3

Session Name: Chemical Contamination

Session Time: Wed, January 27, Round 3, 12:00-1:15 PM EST

Session Description: While physical contaminants like plastic and glass are obvious headaches for compost manufacturers, chemical contamination has been getting headlines around the country. Get updates and learn what you can do to protect yourself from two: Persistent Herbicide and PFAS

Presentation Title: Persistent Herbicides in Compost: An Update

Presentation Description: Herbicides that can remain in compost and cause damage in home gardens continues to harm our industry. These so-called “Persistent Herbicides”, including clopyralid, picloram, and aminopyralid, may be present in a variety of feedstocks. This past year has seen outbreaks of PH damage in North Carolina, Oregon and South Dakota. In this presentation you will learn more about these recent events, and efforts of the USCC to address this issue through education, research and advocacy.