The United States Composting Council (USCC), a nonprofit environmental conservation organization dedicated to the compost industry, announced the results of its annual Board of Directors election on Tuesday, December 21st. This election resulted in five new board members and five new officers that will take seats in January of 2022. 


Jennifer Trent is the Food, Beverage, and Organics Program Manager at the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), and has been newly elected as the Vice President of the USCC. Jennifer has been heavily involved with the USCC since first being elected as a board member in 2020. At the IWRC, Jennifer has been working with clients across Iowa and the Midwest to prevent and reduce food waste and one important strategy she promotes is composting, which directly aligns with her board role at the USCC. “It is an honor to work with such incredible people at the USCC to build composting infrastructure to address massive quantities of organic waste that ends up in landfills across the nation. I was blown away by the USCC when I took their Compost Operator Training Course and knew this was an organization I fully believed in!” Jennifer has also played a pivotal role in bringing a state chapter of the USCC to Iowa and continues working with the Iowa Composting Council (IACC) board of directors to increase opportunities in Iowa that promotes composting as a sustainable practice to recycle organic waste.


We would like to congratulate Jennifer and the other elected candidates as they will be introduced at the Members Meeting at COMPOST2022 at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022. For more information, visit

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