In Switzerland

Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN): Drafting of national laws and ordinances

3.5 Monitoring of compost facilities

3.8 Voluntary/Statutory Requirements

3.9 Standar regulations


Associations and interest groups involved in biodegradable waste treatment

  • Biodegradable waste
  • Types of waste
  • Waste recycling
  • Recycled manure • Legislation


ASCP: Association of Swiss Compost and Methanisation Plants

Oberdorfstrasse 40
Postfach 603
CH-3053 Münchenbuchsee Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (31) 858 22 24 Fax: +41 (31) 858 22 21



In the UK



In the EU

Regulation (ec) no 1069/2009 of The European Parliament and of The Council of 21 October 2009
Laying down health rules as regards animal by-products and derived products not intended for human consumption and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 (Animal by-products Regulation)
Regulation of the European Parliament and of The Council

Laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009



Some reading



  • Cockroach Composting
    “For most people like you and me, composting serves two main purposes – eliminate food wastes biologically rather than wastefully(landfill), and create nice rich nutrients for plants. You can use all kinds of methods to accomplish those goals, and this article is a great example of that. Cockroaches!” Read more about it from the unconventional farmer !


  • Insect Frass by Tom Turpin / On Six Legs
    “Exactly why a specific term for insect manure was needed is not clear. But for sure, “frass” can be used to identify insects even if the insects are no longer present.” Much more here


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