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.

For more information, go to the Cornell Waste Management Institute Home Page.

Recent Submissions

  • Composting to Reduce the Waste Stream - A Guide to Small Scale Food and Yard Waste Composting 

    Dickson, Nancy; Richard, Thomas; Kozlowski, Robert (Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, 1991)
  • Environmental Effects of Mortality Disposal 

    Bonhotal, Jean; Schwarz, Mary (International Symposium: Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissue and Related Byproducts, 2009)
    As carcass disposal options become limited, it is important that the disposal tools implemented protect human, livestock and environmental health. Burial, composting, and rendering are among the most common methods. With ...
  • Summary of Avian Influenza 

    Cornell Waste Management Institute (Cornell Waste Management Institute, 2008)
  • Emergency Response Planning for Disposal of Avian Influenza Affected Birds in NYS 

    Schwarz, Mary; Bonhotal, Jean (International Symposium: Management of Animal Carcasses, Tissue and Related Byproducts, 2009)
    Avian influenza (Al), or bird flu, is caused by avian influenza viruses that are carried by wild waterfowl and shed in the saliva, nasal excrements and feces. Domestic poultry get the disease when they come in contact with ...
  • Are solids a solid bedding? 

    Schwarz, Mary; Bonhotal, Jean (Hoard's Dairyman, 2009)
    Dried manure solids can make cents, and here's research that says it makes sense from a cow health prospective.

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