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The US Composting Council (USCC), the organization representing the commercial composting industry, has applied to the U.S. Census Bureau for a NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code for “Compost Manufacturing.” The current classification under which composting falls is 325311 Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing. “[This] is not an accurate designation for Compost Manufacturing,” stated the USCC’s application submittal letter. “The existing code does not account for all the feedstocks used in the compost manufacturing process. It relates exclusively to the manufacturing of nitrogenous fertilizer materials and mixing ingredients into fertilizers.