Membership FAQ

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What are the different Membership options?

Companies that hold active certificates with BPI can choose between Certification Membership or Full Membership.

Certification Membership is the default Membership type for companies holding certificates with BPI, and includes the right to use the BPI Certification Mark in addition to basic communications like newsletters and Member webinars.

Full Membership is for companies looking to support BPI’s efforts to expand acceptance of compostable products, and to provide input on those efforts through committee participation and Board eligibility.

Companies and organizations that do not hold active certificates with BPI, but are interested in supporting and engaging with BPI on Certification, Education, and Advocacy topics can become Stakeholder Industry Members.

Composters and Municipalities can join as Stakeholder Composter/Municipality Members.

What are the fees and how do I apply?

All of the fees, tier details, and directions for applying can be found on this page.

How do I get access to the BPI Member Hub?

The BPI Member Hub is exclusively for BPI Full and Stakeholder Members.  If your company or organization is a Full or Stakeholder member then you can request access.  The BPI Member Hub is where you will find all of BPI’s committee documents, an industry events calendar, the Bill Tracker, and more. You can navigate to the Member Hub from this page.

Full and Stakeholder Members have been given access so will be able to log in. If you're having trouble with access please reach out to  

How do I join the BPI Board of Directors and what is the commitment?

BPI holds elections for its Board of Directors in the fourth quarter of every calendar year, with nomination forms sent in advance. Terms are three years and start January 1. Full Members and Composter / Municipality Stakeholder Members are eligible (one spot per election cycle is held for a Composter / Municipality). The Board meets monthly, with the majority of meetings via conference call for 1.5 hours, along with 2-3 in-person meetings (typically these are a half day). The first meeting of the year is at the US Composting Council’s annual conference in January. Each BPI Member company receives a single vote in the election.