Compost being poured into bucket

January 17, 2018 3 minute read

NYLCV Puts Food Recycling and Recovery Act at Top of 2018 Agenda

This Act is intended to align New York State with the existing food recovery initiatives in New York City and facilitate the expansion and construction of collection facilities throughout the state.

Wasted - The Story of Food Waste graphic

December 21, 2017 3 minute read

Powerful New Doc Highlights How Food Waste Contributes to Climate Change

Natural disasters have ignited provocative discussions on climate change. A new film explores how food waste is directly related to changes in the atmosphere.

America Recycle Days - November 15th Graphic

November 15, 2017 4 minute read

‘America Recycles Day’ Celebrates Eco-friendly Economic Impacts of ‘Reduce, Reuse & Recycle’

November 15th is America Recycles Day and celebrates the countless positive impacts of eco-friendly recycling processes, such as anaerobic digestion.

The impact of the 4th industrial revolution on the waste management sector - text graphic

October 12, 2017 4 minute read

New Global Analysis Highlights Impacts of ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ on Waste Management & Recycling Industry

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will significantly impact waste management, says a report released in conjunction with the Wastecon/ISWA World Congress 2017.

Side by Side of rake stuck in dirt and produce at a local market

September 18, 2017 3 minute read

AOE & Other Anaerobic Digester Facilities Protect Environment By Transforming Organic Waste Into Fertilizer & Clean Energy

One way to convert organic waste into renewable energy is through anaerobic digestion. One company doing just that is American Organic Energy.

Vegetables and fruit on a table

August 23, 2017 3 minute read

Proposal to Expand NYC Organic Waste Collection Program Would Divert 50K More Tons of Food Waste Annually to Renewable Energy Facilities

A NYC Sanitation proposal to expand organic waste collection to more commercial food establishments would divert an additional 50K tons of food waste annually.

NY Times Graphic - Garbage Blob in the City with text - How NY is turning food waste into compost and gas

July 06, 2017 3 minute read

NY Times Highlights NYC’s Ever-Growing Organic Waste Program

A pilot program, initially launched in parts of Brooklyn and Queens, aims for a 90 percent or more commercial waste reduction by 2030.

NY Times image - The Compost King of New York with photo of Charles Vigliotti

February 15, 2017 1 minute read

NY Times Magazine Features American Organic Energy's Charles Vigliotti

New York Times Magazine offers a comprehensive profile of AOE’s chief Executive Charles Vigliotti in “The Compost King of New York.”

Hands holding soil next to compost pile

January 30, 2017 1 minute read

American Organic Energy to Play Role in Proposed NY Commercial Organics Plan

American Organic Energy is poised to play a major role in New York State’s newly proposed commercial organic recycling requirement.

NY DECA Approves AOE plan with rendering of AOE

January 19, 2017 1 minute read

DEC Approves Construction of Landmark Facility in Yaphank

The New York State DEC has approved American Organic Energy’s permit to construct an innovative solid waste management facility at its Yaphank location.

NYC Zero Waste Logo on top of image of garbage cans

January 11, 2017 0 minute read

Queens Courier Reports Brooklyn's Organic Waste to be Processed by American Organic Energy

The city will collect organic waste in Brooklyn and parts of Queens and transport it to American Organic Energy’s anaerobic digester facility in Yaphank.

NYC Organics Collection Can

August 08, 2016 1 minute read

Citizens Budget Commission Cites Proposed Yaphank Facility as Key in Solving for Organic Waste Disposal Challenges in NY Region

The Citizens Budget Commission issued a report outlining areas of improvement in waste management and recommended steps toward rectifying these challenges.

Rendering of AOE Visitor Center

July 25, 2016 1 minute read

Louis Perry Group to Provide Engineering Services for AOE's Anaerobic Digester Facility

American Organic Energy announced today that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility.