The fourth part in a series of BioCycle's National Survey of food waster composting facilities and projects is presented. Municipal, commercial and farm-based composting facilities processing food waste are included in this survey, along with colleges and universities. While hurdles may exist in some states in the Central and Mountain regions, they are not the reason for a lack of infrastructure in Kansas, says Ken Powell with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment's Solid Waste Facilities Unit. The City of Olathe, KS, has a pilot program that is expected to become permanent in 2009. Like other states, e.g., Ohio, Georgia and Massachusetts, Kansas plans to hold workshops for food waste generators and composters in 2009. They need to connect the city, county and private composting facilities with the grocery chains, schools, food service operations, hospitals and others so that both sides are talking to each other, notes Powell.