What does it take to run a successful composting facility?
The Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF), working with experts from programs across the country, is offering a week-long course focusing on the knowledge and skills you need to do just that.
Whether you’re just getting started or been at it for a while, this is the class for you. You’ll not only hear lectures from top experts, you’ll get to practice what you learn through indoor and outdoor activities. You’ll also visit local facilities and see how the theory gets put into practice.
Who is this class for?
- Compost operators
- Farm, municipal or commercial
- Environmental and agricultural consultants
- Recycling professionals
- Local and state regulators
- Equipment vendors
- Anyone who wants an in-depth instruction on the art and science of commercial scale compost production and marketing
This course meets the training requirement to become a Certified Compost Operations ManagerTM.
Go to www.certificationsUSCC.org for more information.
Day 1: Composting process, feedstocks and recipe development, compost systems
Day 2: Equipment, safety, site design, environmental protection (odors and stormwater)
Day 3: Regulations, composting facility tours
Day 4: Compost testing, product quality, compost uses and marketing
Day 5: Facility management, trouble-shooting and analyzing compost piles
Students receive an instruction manual, access to complete presentations, plus supplemental resources.
While the CCREF is a national organization, we strive to keep the course relevant to local conditions. Our faculty has extensive experience in making, permitting, selling and using compost in the surrounding region.
Click Here to view/download the MI e-flyer with registration to print
THANKS TO OUR NATIONAL COURSE SPONSORS
Soil Control Lab
OUR MICHIGAN PARTNERS
Michigan Organics Council
Michigan State University
Michigan Recycling Coalition
OUR LOCAL MICHIGAN SPONSORS
Country Oaks Landscape Supply
Location: Michigan State University Pavilion (map)
4301 Farm Ln, Lansing, MI 48910
Hotel: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing MI 48824, Phone: 517/432-4000
Cutoff Date: 06/28 Group Name: 1807MIRECY Rate: $120 for Standard Double
Alternate Hotel: Candlewood Suites Lansing
3545 Forest Road, Lansing MI 48910, Phone: 517/351-8181 Ext.402
Cut off Date: 07/02 Group Name: COT Rates: $95 for Studio, $135 for 1 Bedroom
The CCREF is the only national organization in the United States dedicated to the development, expansion and promotion of the composting industry. The CCREF is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.