Dan Matsch

Dan Matsch

Dan Matsch

Speaker | Eco-Cycle

Boulder, CO | dan@ecocycle.org

Dan has worked in recycling, composting, and organic farming since 1982. His Zero Waste focus looks to marry these interests to maintain the highest value of our resources through creating local circular economies. Dan is currently spearheading Eco-Cycle’s new focus on utilizing organic waste and other resources in a local and global effort to restore healthy soil and sequester carbon to re-stabilize the atmosphere. Dan serves as vice chair of Colorado’s US Compost Council state chapter and previously directed Eco-Cycle’s Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM). Eco-Cycle is a 45 year old non-profit zero waste company that provides recyclables processing and commercial food waste collections for Boulder County, Colorado, and Zero Waste planning advice for the world.

Session Code: 3E

Track: Community Composting

Session Name: Focusing on Data

Session Time: Tuesday, January 25, 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Community Composters: A Growing and Crucial Part of Infrastructure

Presentation Description: In this session, Dan Matsch will summarize the growing network of community composters and their benefits in promoting a circular economy in which compost is used within the same area in which the food scraps are generated. He serves on the Steering Committee of the Community Composter Coalition, convened by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Dan will share data on the Coalition’s 170 organizational members: the number and type of operations, tons of food scraps collected and composted, key challenges, and more.