Guide to Composting at Sports Venues – Green Sports Alliance


This Guide has been produced to assist stadiums and arenas in increasing their diversion of food and yard wastes for beneficial use. It is premised on NRDC’s fundamental waste management guideline which emphasizes that each category of waste has an ecologically optimal disposal route.

Public policy and private investments, including operations at stadiums and arenas, should encourage the routing of materials found in the waste stream to their best use. So how should food and yard wastes be handled for better ecological results?

As described in this Guide, there are two sound options:

  1. Food and yard wastes should be sent to an anaerobic digester to produce natural gas and soil amendments; or
  2. They should be aerobically composted.

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