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Article in Biocycle from our Founder, Charles Duprey

Our founder, Charles Duprey, has been involved in compost and engineered soil sales for over a decade. In that time, he has been serving on the US Composting Council's Market Development Committee. This committee has spearheaded work with the Technical Manual for the Evaluation of Composting and Compost (TMECC), which is the basis for [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:07:56+00:00December 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Compost Marketing Services

One of the core competencies of Naturcycle is compost marketing. Many municipal and private compost producers may need extra help with selling finished compost. Some sites are geographically isolated and local markets are limited. Local competition can drive prices down. Past practices such as auctions of finished compost lead to a vicious cycle of [...]

By |2021-03-02T17:47:24+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Engineered Soils & the Naturcycle Difference

Naturcycle is currently working through a highly complex engineered soil submittal process for a project in New York City. Naturcycle has extensive experience navigating complex and challenging engineered soil designs. The project pictured has unique component characteristics, along with a rigorous testing plan that took a special understanding of laboratory abilities and more. We [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:06:25+00:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Lunch & Learn for Landscape Architects

Naturcycle is pleased to offer registered landscape architects American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education or professional development hours. Over the last three years, we have spoken with dozens of firms about the best ways to specify compost and engineered soils. We can come to your office, provide lunch, discuss and educate your team [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:12:55+00:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|

New Naturcycle Compost Facility Partner in New Jersey

Naturcycle is proud to announce a new compost partner. The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority in Northern New Jersey operates two compost facilities permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection. These large compost sites take in local leaves, grass and brush to make a high quality natural compost. They utilize Scarab windrow turners, monitor [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:23:40+00:00August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Get the New Book on Community-Scale Composting!

From Modern Farmer... "For James McSweeney, compost is the new black — black gold, that is. McSweeney, a composting consultant, shares his passion and expertise for this soil-building, job-creating, local-food-growing and planet-saving material in his new book, Community-Scale Composting Systems: A Comprehensive Practical Guide for Closing the Food System Loop and Solving Our Waste [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:25:07+00:00July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Green Roofs: What NOT to do!

Naturcycle talks often about the benefits of green roof media and the dangers of high organic matter in roof soils. Even as we educate landscape architects and contractors about what quality, consistent, soil-less media should be, we still see factors like cost or time driving bad choices. Pictured below is what happens if you [...]

By |2021-01-12T18:36:15+00:00June 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Dangers of High Organic Matter in Green Roof Media

The photos above of are various projects around New York City. Many owners and architects do not understand the danger that blends with very high organic matter content can present. Looking at these site photos shows the inherent problem. Media for roofs and planters that is very high in compost quickly end up like [...]

By |2021-01-12T19:17:32+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Compost & Soils: the Foundation of Nutrition

The United Nations Organization for Food & Agriculture made some interesting connections back in 2015, the "Year of Soil," linking healthy soils to people's health, and guess what? Compost adds all those micro- and macro-nutrients listed in the graphic above to depleted soils. Closing this loop returning our wastes from WWTP or food scraps [...]

By |2021-03-02T19:59:06+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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