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Policy Summary

This provision sets standards for composting on private property. It allows, among other things, composting of pre-consumer organic food scraps, vegetative garden waste, and (with conditions) vegetables, fruit and their remains, egg shells, coffee grounds, and fruit peels.

Background Information

State Missouri
Jurisdiction Name Ferguson
Jurisdiction Type City,
Population Size 5,000-50,000
Legal Strategies
  • Expressly allows something
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Community-wide
Food System Category Surplus

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
No

Health-related goal?
No

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
No

Includes findings?
No

Has a stated intent or purpose?
No

Includes definitions?
Yes

§ 37-1.

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Policy implies that the Director of Public Works develop and administer a permit process that involves approval by the Director of all proposed compost bin dimensions, materials, and locations prior to installation. § 37-6(a)(7).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
No

Code context and ordinance history

This policy is located in Ferguson, Missouri Code of Ordinances, Chapter 37 - Solid Waste, Article I. - In General. History: Ord. No. 2009-3413, § 3, 10-13-09; Ord. No. 2015-3588, § 1, 7-28-15.