I'd like to know if any of you have had jobs out-of-state, or out of your general region; and have had trouble finding quality, or otherwise state "certified" compost? One site that I've was made aware of at a trade show some time ago: http://www.findacomposter.com/ ...is obviously blatantly inconsistent and/or lacking in its number of contacts state-to-state. When you Google the words "national network of composting facilities"... you can pull up NATIONAL datadases in the first three Google pages for Canada, Italy, and Greece. (Yeah...you'll also see an assortment of states in there like Alaska and S. Carolina...but try to find a COMPREHENSIVE national database...!) Yesterday I exchanged business e-mails with Dan Matsch from a company called Eco-Cycle, Inc out of Boulder Colorado. This is what he had to say about this issue: "Are you familiar with the US Composting Council, www.compostingcouncil.org? They are the closest thing to what you are looking for. I heartily agree that it would be great if there was a national database for all certified compost facilities that anyone could use. The USCC did get a grant from NatureWorks to compile a list of certified FOOD WASTE facilities, but I do not know of a list of all yard waste facilities. Thats considerably more research and administration so I would guess they would tell you they dont have the money for such an endeavor, but I encourage you to contact them and ask they need to hear of the demand before theyll do it." _____ Well, obviously, when you go to the USCC site...it's not exactly a "help me find the compost" site. It's much more of a "send me the money" site . So...... I'm open to ya'lls ideas! Is there something out there that we're both missing? Or are we ready & willing to help towards a national lobbying effort towards USCC, like Mr. Matsch suggested doing?