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
Cary Oshins, CCREF
Bob Yost, A1 Organics
Tim O'Neill, Engineered Compost Systems
…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: ARDEC / The Conference Center, 4482 East County Road 56, Fort Collins, 80524
Local Hotel: Armstrong Hotel, 259 S. College Ave, Fort Collins CO 80524, (970) 484-3883. Wi-fi included.
Local Travel: Shuttle Service to/from Denver International Aiport/Armstrong Hotel - Green Ride Colorado (970) 226-5533
Thank you to Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences for sponsoring our COTC course.
Click Here to view/download the Colorado e-flyer with registration to print