The Cornell Waste Management Institute (CWMI) was established in 1987. CWMI addresses the environmental and social issues associated with waste management by focusing University resources and capabilities on this pressing economic, environmental and political issue. Through research, outreach and teaching activities, CWMI staff and affiliated researchers and educators work to develop technical solutions to waste management problems and to address broader issues of waste generation and composition, waste reduction, risk management, environmental equity and public decision-making. The focus for such work is on multidisciplinary projects that integrate research and outreach.

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Recent Submissions

  • Natural Rendering: Composting Livestock Mortality and Butcher Waste. A fact sheet and 3 posters. 

    Unknown author (Cornell Waste Management Institute, 2019)
  • Contact List for Sources of Carbon and Bulking Materials 

    Schwarz, Mary; Bonhotal, Jean (2018-09-21)
    In order to successfully compost mortalities (as well as other dense organic material) a chunky carbon base, such as woodchips, is required. Many people, especially farmers, have trouble finding a good supply of chunky ...
  • Mortality Composting Presentation 

    Schwarz, Mary; Bonhotal, Jean (2018-09-21)
    Managing animal tissue is a significant challenge and responsibility in livestock production. Routine and emergency losses of poultry and livestock are significant environmental, biosecurity, and waste management concerns ...
  • School Composting - Let's Get Growing 

    Schwarz, Mary; Bonhotal, Jean (2017-07-13)
    As educators, we have an important task ahead. the next generation of decision-makers is being educated in your classroom. How can you help? By starting this generation off with information and habits that emphasize reducing ...
  • Characteristics of a Sampling of New York State Composts 

    Schwarz, Mary; Bonhotal, Jean (Cornell Waste Management Institute, 2017)
    Composting and marketing of composted products is an option for managing organic residuals. Composting is an environmentally sound and energy efficient way of managing manure, yard waste, food scraps, paper residuals, and ...

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