What does it take to run a successful composting facility? The US Composting Council, working with experts from programs across the country, has put together this 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.
You will learn
Biology and key process controls, site design, air quality and odor control, water quality and stormwater management, compost quality, permitting and regulations, product markets and marketing, safe operations, and you’ll have fun doing it!
Day 1: Composting process, feedstocks, & recipe development
Day 2: Site design, equipment, regulations
Day 3: Composting facility tours
Day 4: Water & odor management, product quality and marketing
Day 5: Facility management, trouble-shooting and wrap-up
Who is this class for?
Compost operators, farmers, municipal or commercial waste managers, all feedstocks producers, 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.
Frank Franciosi, Novozymes
Rhonda Sherman, NC State University
Jorge Montezuma, NC DENR – Div. of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service
Gary Gittere, McGill Environmental
Lyndell Pate, Ecoverse
Jim Lanier, Earth Farms
…plus more state and industry leaders
All students will receive an instruction manual, access to complete presentations, plus supplemental resources.
Get continuing education credits for attending a COTC! The Solid Waster Association of North America (SWANA) offers 10 CEU’s to COTC graduates.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) offers 36 credits to COTC graduates. Required forms will be made available to participating students.
While the USCC 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 Southeastern US.
Location and Housing information:
Location: Booth Learning Lab, 4000 Chi Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 map