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 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. Plus you’ll visit local facilities and see how the theory gets put into practice.
Who is this class for?
- Compost operators
- Farm, municipal or commercial
- All feedstocks • Any size
- 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
Instructors and Facilitators:
Matt Cotton, IWM Consulting
David Crohn, UC Riverside
Will Bakx, Sonoma Compost
Cary Oshins, US Composting Council
Assaf Saleh, Soil Control Lab
Kevin Barnes, City of Bakersfield
Vince Tye, Recology...plus more state and industry leaders
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.
Location and Hotel information:
Location: Western Center for Agricultural Equipment, 154 Hills Dr. Davis, CA, 95616,
• Hotel: Best Western University Lodge, 123 B Street, Davis, CA 95616, Phone: 530/756-7890, Fax: 530/756-0245, Best Western Website, Group name: COTC. Rates:$95 for single queen and $99 for rooms with two double beds. Cutoff date: 2/6/18
• Alternate Hotel: Hallmark Inn, 110 F Street, Davis CA 95616, Toll Free: 800/753-0035, Fax: 530/758-8623, Hallmark Website Group name: COTC. Rate: $124/night for single king or $134/double queen. Cutoff date: 2/6/18
Our California Partners:
• Association of Compost Producers
• California Organic Recycling Council of CRRA
• University of California Extension