May 2019 News
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November 7-8, 2019

WORC Annual Conference


Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA

*Regulator Operator Training (ROT) training will be held at conference 
(More Details to come!)

CFOT class 

October 14-18 


Washington State University, Puyallup 

*Registration Coming Soon!

Board Member Spotlight
Ashley Milhle, MPA, MS

Ashley Mihle is the Biosolids Project Manager with the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) Biosolids Program, where she works to develop new products and programs and increase awareness and support for the County's biosolids product, Loop®. She is an environmental scientist with ove r a decade of experience in environmental compliance, watershed planning, biosolids, communications, and market research. Ashley is passionate about recycling poop and reducing waste. She loves her job because she can see the different Loop makes, whether it's at King County's City Soil urban farm, or at Loop's application sites across Washington State.
Ashley earned her Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Science and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Washington. She has been a guest speaker at a number of events covering resource recovery, biosolids and the impacts of climate change ( Ashley is active in the industry and is also chair of the Northwest Biosolids Outreach and Education Committee, and sits on the King County Wastewater Treatment Division Equity and Social Justice Committee.
In her spare time, Ashley loves to be outdoors enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with her senior dog Diego. She's trying to go zero waste and has started with her bathroom products and food packaging.

Member Spotlight  
Green Mountain Technologies (GMT)                       

Since 1992 Gree n Mountain Technologies (GMT) has been dedicated to helping forward-thinking organizations reduce their environmental footprint, save money and produce high-quality compost.  We are committed to making composting an approachable, affordable and successful undertaking for organizations of any size. GMT has developed a comprehensive product line that includes sophisticated large-scale technologies for biosolids, windrows, Aerated Static Pile (ASP) solutions, cutting-edge software and probes and some of the most popular in-vessel systems in the country.
Today, GMT has over 300 systems worldwide. Some of our recent ASP and TAP clients include the City of Phoenix, Recology, Dirt Hugger and Swanson Bark. We've also designed cutting edge in-vessel systems for universities, resorts, and Fortune 500 companies. GMT aims to help organizations around the world realize the economic and environmental gains that can be achieved by a well-functioning composting system.

City of Phoenix Compost Facility, designed by GMT
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In the News

  • Keeping feedstocks clean....with toothpaste! - Maine composter MB Bark is helping toothpaste producer Tom's of Maine to achieve their zero-waste goal by accepting toothpaste as a compost feedstock.  Read more at
  • Oregon composters speak out against compostable packaging and serviceware - A number of prominent compost companies serving Oregon explain the nine reasons they don't want compostable manufactured products at their facilities.
  • Composting Council Research & Education Foundation (CCREF) releases new videos on compost sampling - Proper sampling technique is an essential first step to achieving accurate lab results. CCREF has produced and made available two videos on compost sampling to provide a visual guide to compost sampling techniques. 
New Mentorship Opportunity!

We want WORC members to have the opportunity to ask questions and gain the knowledge that they need to grow their business, develop professionally, or ask industry questions. Below are our mentors available to talk to you! Contact our office to take advantage of this opportunity.

  • Steve Diddy
  • Sam Shaefer
  • Mary Harrington

Check them out here. 

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