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.
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:
Bill Camarillo, Agromin
Matt Cotton, IWM Consulting
David Crohn, UC Riverside
Mark Grey, Building Industry Association of California
Tim O’Neill, Engineered Compost Systems
Cary Oshins, CCREF
Assaf Saleh, Soil Control Lab
…plus other regional and national experts!
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: AGRIScapes Agricultural Outreach Center; 4102 S University Dr, Pomona, CA 91768 (Map)
Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Pomona; 3101 W. Temple Ave., Phone: 909/594-0600
Cutoff Date: 02/11/19 Rate: $139 Double/King Group Link:Courtesy Block
Pomona COTC e-Flyer
Our California Partners
Association of Compost Producers
California Organic Recycling Council of CRRA
University of California Extension
Our Local Sponsors
Thanks to our National Course Sponsors
Soil Control Lab
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.