Rubicon’s organics recycling lead, Ryan Cooper, was recently quoted in Waste Dive, the leading industry publication in the waste and recycling industry, on the topic of organics recycling. Here are Ryan’s remarks from the feature:

“We definitely have clients that are ahead of the game in this department and there’s always a spectrum of folks that are going to do it whether it’s in a mandated market or not,” Ryan Cooper, organics recycling lead for technology company Rubicon, told Waste Dive. “Eventually folks that wouldn’t necessarily do it on their own are pushed into it.”

Cooper said beyond space constraints for businesses that are separating their organics in New York, access to processing infrastructure is also a notable factor. While some facilities may be geographically close, traffic congestion can make those trips take much longer. This makes pre-processing material for quality and density even more important.