Frank Franciosi to Keynote 2019 VORS

Save the Date: April 11, 2019

13th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit

The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) has helped move Vermont forward for over a decade. VORS provides a statewide forum to think boldly, learn, and network about transforming food waste and other organic materials into valuable products.

Vermonters are gearing up for 2020, when the ban on landfilling organics comes into effect. This year’s Summit will include sessions on the use of compost products for storm water management, organics hauling, research, climate change, and outreach models to help communities and residents meet the State’s organics diversion, food rescue, and food scrap recycling goals.

The one-day Summit at Vermont Technical College in Randolph will feature a morning plenary with Frank Franciosi as Keynote speaker, a State of the State by Josh Kelly, ANR/DEC’s Materials Management Section Chief, four concurrent morning and afternoon workshops, and a special side event on Community Composting BMPs.

Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon ice cream social are included in the registration fee.

Registration Opens February 18th
Sponsor and Exhibitor information available at:

Frank Franciosi is the Executive Director of the US Composting Council. Frank has spent over 25 years working with residuals management and composting, both in operations management as well as sales and marketing. In 1993, he started North Carolina’s first source separated organics composting facility. As past principal of Akkadia Consulting, Frank provided professional consulting services on projects of animal waste management, biosolids management, coal ash residuals, composting of industrial residuals, product development and marketing. He has facilitated the start-up of award-winning composting facilities, taking them from concept to feasibility to operational, as well as the development and execution of the product marketing plan. Frank also managed the Novozymes’ Nature’s GREEN-RELEAF™ composting facility from 2003-2015. In 2014, Frank was the recipient of the Hi Kellogg Award for displaying outstanding service to the US composting industry over a period of many years. He has a BS in Plant and Soil Sciences from West Virginia University.

VORS is hosted by the Composting Association of Vermont and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Composting Association of Vermont (CAV) is a nonprofit organization. It promotes organics recycling that protects and benefits the environment.  The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation (ANR/DEC) is dedicated to protecting and improving the health of Vermont’s people and ecosystems and promoting the sustainable use of Vermont’s natural resources.

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