Chesterfield, New Jersey
September 14-18, 2020

Chesterfield NJ 2020 Flyer

Covid-19 Notice (Updated 07/06/2020 4:30 EDT/1:30 PDT)

Before registering, please review our COVID-19 policy. All attendees will be required, to the best of their ability, to follow COVID-19 safety precautions during the course. A list of in-class safety measures are under review as we plan to provide a safe and informative training.

For students outside of New Jersey, the state has a travel advisory in effect. Review the following guidance to understand how it may affect your ability to attend.

14-day Quarantine Travel Advisory 


Fort Collins, Colorado
Tenative Dates: November 2-6, 2020

Covid-19 Notice (Updated 07/06/2020 4:30 EDT/1:30 PDT) Due to uncertainty of host facility restrictions at this time, registration for the course is being delayed. We remain in contact with the local USCC chapter regarding the latest updates.

Santa Rosa, California
To Be Rescheduled Early 2021

Santa Rosa 2020 Flyer

Acknowledgements: Thank you to our local Santa Rosa Sponsors!

Lincoln, Nebraska
Covid-19 Notice (Updated 04/22/2020 1:30 EDT/7:30 PDT) The training has been cancelled for 2021.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Covid-19 Notice (Updated 06/1/2020 3:30 EDT/12:30 PDT) The training has been cancelled for 2021.

There are usually 4-5 trainings held each year. Check back periodically for updates to scheduled trainings.

For more details about the individual courses or the course in general, see the Related Downloads to the right.

About the CCREF's Compost Operations Training Course:

This 40-hr, 5-day course focuses on giving you the knowledge you need to run a successful composting facility, whether you’re just getting started or have been composting for a while. In addition to in-depth lectures, the course provides hands-on practice through indoor and outdoor activities as well as tours to local facilities, where the theories meet reality.

From compost operators to environmental and agricultural consultants to local and state regulators; the Compost Operations Training Course is for anyone who wants quality instruction from leading composting professionals and educators on the art and science of commercial scale compost production and marketing.


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

USCC Member $995
Non-USCC Member (Individual or Small Business: Consultant, Start-Up, Company) $1,195
Non-USCC Member (Large Business) $1,295

Registration By Early Bird Date: $100 Off regular USCC members and Non-member pricing!
Student discount available.
Details regarding refund/transfer of registrations can be found in our Cancellation Policy.

For more information on the training, contact Wayne Howard, CCREF Project Manager

Our Compost Operations Training Course meets the training requirements to become a Certified Compost Operations Manager. For more info, go to

Click here to become a National COTC sponsor or support an individual training near you

Komptech reotemp
soil-control-lab Solvita  

click here to add your name to our mailing list



© 2018 Composting Council Research & Education Foundation. All rights reserved.

Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF)
Physical Address:
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd
Suite 115
Raleigh, NC 27604

Mailing Address:
PO Box 19246
Raleigh, NC 27619
tel: 301-897-2715