State Organics Recycling Contacts

Quick Links to sections below:
NCDEQ – DWM – Solid Waste Section
NCDEQ – DWR – Non-Discharge Permitting Unit
NCDEQ – DEMLR – Stormwater Permitting
NCDEQ – DWR – Animal Feeding Operations
NCDEQ – DEACS – State Recycling Office
NCSU  – Biological & Agricultural Engineering & Cooperative Extension
NCDA&CS Agronomic Services – Waste/Compost Laboratory Analysis
Waste Reduction Partners
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NCDEQ – DWM – Solid Waste Section
Donna Wilson, Environmental Engineer  |  919.707.8255  |  donna.wilson@ncdenr.gov
Division of Waste Management (DWM), Composting and Land Application Branch
Physical Address: 217 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
1646 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1646
Website

Resource: Solid Waste permitting for composting or anaerobic digestion facilities (composting less than 50% manures).


NCDEQ – DWR – Non-Discharge Permitting Unit
Nathaniel Thornburg, Unit Supervisor
Division of Water Resources (DWR), Stormwater Permitting Unit
512 North Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27604
Direct: 919.807.6453  |  Website  |  nathaniel.thornburg@ncdenr.gov

Resource: permitting for wastewater treatment facilities looking to compost biosolids on site.


NCDEQ – DEMLR – Stormwater Permitting
Bethany Georgoulias,
Environmental Engineer
NC Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources (DEMLR)
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
Direct: 919.807.6372  |  bethany.georgoulias@ncdenr.gov

Website (Browse NCG240000 Composting Operations)
Resource: information about permitting requirements if you have, or will have, stormwater or wastewater discharges to the surface waters of North Carolina.  NCG24 Form for Composting Operations and application.


NCDEQ – DWR – Animal Feeding Operations
Christine B. Lawson, Environmental Engineer
Division of Water Resources (DWR)
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
Direct: 919.807.6354  |  Website  |  christine.lawson@ncdenr.gov

Resource: information about permitting for composting animal manures (composting more than 50% manures).


NCDEQ – DEACS – State Recycling Office
Vacant, 
Organic Recycling Specialist
Contact Rob Taylor (rob.taylor@ncdenr.gov 919-707-8139) or Wendy Worley (wendy.worley@ncdenr.gov 919-707-8136)
Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (DEACS)
Physical Address: 217 W. Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Mailing Address: 1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1639
Organics Recycling Website 

Resource: General questions about composting/anaerobic digestion, permitting guidance, state rules navigation, organic waste tonnages, private/local government funding for organics recycling projects.


NCSU  – Biological & Agricultural Engineering and Cooperative Extension
Rhonda Sherman, 
Extension Solid Waste Specialist (Vermicomposting, Composting, Recycling)
Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, North Carolina State University
209 Weaver Labs, Box 7625, Raleigh, NC
Direct 919.515.6770  |  Website  |  sherman@ncsu.edu

Resource: Questions about small- to large-scale vermicomposting and composting operations.


NCDA&CS Agronomic Services – Waste/Compost Laboratory Analysis
Mailing Address: 1040 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1040
Physical Addres: 4300 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607-6465
Office: 919.733.2655  |  Website


Waste Reduction Partners
Land-of-the-Sky Regional Council, NC DEQ & State Energy Office
Western Office: 828.251.6622  |  Piedmont Office: 919.558.2702  |  Website

Resource:  A team of highly experienced staff and volunteer retired engineers, architects and scientists, providing NC businesses and institutions with waste and energy reduction assessments and technical assistance.

 


For questions, please contact a staff member.


 

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