Matthew Cotton

Matt Cotton Bio:

• Over 30 years in the organics recycling industry;

• Permitted and helped develop some of the major composting facilities in California;

• Almost two decades on the Board of the US Composting Council, including three terms as President;

• Lead instructor for USCC’s 40-Hour Compost Operator Training Course;

• Author and instructor of the Managing Composting Programs course for the Solid Waste Association of North America;

• Has published research on compost odors, compost use, climate impacts, compostable plastics, and compost infrastructure;

• Has taught composting courses in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Guam, and Norway.

• Has worked on statewide policy, legislation, and regulation related to composting for decades.

• Just completed a statewide study of organics processing infrastructure for CalRecycle.

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