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COMPOST TRAINING PROGRAM

 

COMPOST MANUFACTURING: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

UPCOMING COURSES:

The following courses' lectures will be livestream only in order to limit exposure to COVID-19.

Northeast Colorado

March 16 - 18, 2021

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The Northeast Colorado Compost Manufacturing: Principles & Practices (CM:PP) course consists of a two day Livestream course and an optional third day Self-Driven Tour which is designed to expand and refresh your knowledge of the compost production process and begin your certification as a composting industry professional. The course is best suited for those who need an in-depth understanding of the composting process such as consultants, vendors, regulators, policy-makers, investors, environmental activists, sustainability professionals and recycling coordinators. 

The Livestream course will begin each day at 9:00am MST and consist of two morning and two afternoon sessions on the first day and two morning and three afternoon sessions on the second day. Lead Instructors Cary Oshins (CREF), Matt Cotton (Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC) and Shawn Bruckman (Honeywagon Organics) will be joined by local guest instructors who will share their expertise as well. The days are scheduled to end at 4:30pm MST, but may go a little longer depending on questions received.

The Self Driven Tour requires you wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Dress warmly and be prepared for adverse weather conditions. The tour will continue rain, snow, wind or shine. Please bring your own Personal Protective Equipment if you have it. If you do not, we can provide a high visibility vest, hard hat, safety glasses, and ear protection. Tour attendees must also be prepared to follow any and all COVID-19 precautions such as mask wearing and social distancing; masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.

The Tour will begin at promptly at 8:30am MST so plan to arrive early for attendance. A detailed itinerary will be emailed approximately one-week prior to the event. A box lunch will be provided while at the Rattler Ridge site. The tour day is scheduled to end by 5:00pm MST.

The Tour locations are scheduled to include:

A1 Organics - Rattler Ridge (Keenesburg, CO)
A1 Organics - Eaton (Eaton, CO)
Revoution Soil and Seed ( Fort Lupton, CO)
You can register for either the Livestream, the Tour or the Full CM:PP event. For those seeking certification through the USCC Certification program, you must register for the 3-Day combo to receive full credit. 
Type
2-Day Course
1-Day Tour*
3-Day Combo (Discount)
USCC/Chapter Member
(Livestream)
$410
$179
$530
Non-Member
(Livestream)
$495
$229
$652
* 1-Day Tour must be attended in person.
 
To register for the 3-Day course, Livestream + Self-Driven Tour, please click the orange button below:

To register only for the 2-Day livestream course, please click the green button below:

To register for the Self-driven Tour Only, please click the yellow button below:

 

California (with separate North and South Tours)

June 8-10, 2021

Registration Coming Soon!

 

About the CREF's Compost Manufacturing: Principles and Practices 

A NEW  two day course with optional add-on third day tour from the Compost Research & Education Foundation. Take your composting expertise to the next level. Expand and refresh your knowledge of the compost production process, from feedstock delivery to product distribution. Designed for those that need an in-depth understanding of the composting process such as consultants, vendors, regulators, policy-makers, investors, environmental activists, sustainability professionals and recycling coordinators. A precursor to the 5-day Compost Operations Training Course (COTC), this course will provide a solid foundation for those working at, or with, compost manufacturing facilities or are considering getting into the business. 

Curriculum:
Day 1: Benefits of composting and compost use, Compost qualities, uses and markets, Basic principles of composting, Composting methods, Processing operations and equipment
Day 2: Facility siting and design, Managing contamination, Regulations, Environmental protection, Stormwater, Odor and air quality, Fires and other safety considerations
Day 3 (Optional): Self driving tour of a variety (3-4) of composting facilities. Will include demonstrations of processing, monitoring and sampling equipment
 
Costs:
Type
2-Day Course
1-Day Tour*
3-Day Combo (Discount)
USCC/Chapter Member
(In-Person)
$410
$179
$530
USCC/Chapter Member
(Live Stream)
$410
$530
Non-Member
(In-Person)
$495
$229
$652
Non-Member
(Live Stream)
$495
$652
 
Details regarding refund/transfer of registrations can be found in our Cancellation Policy.

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

Our Compost Manufacturing: Principles and Practices course meets the training requirements to become certified. For more info, go to www.certificationsUSCC.org

 

COMPOST OPERATIONS TRAINING COURSES

 

UPCOMING COURSES:

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Compost Operations Training Courses have been cancelled through early Summer 2021. Please check back periodically for updates.

About the CREF'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.

 
CURRICULUM:
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
 
COSTS:
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, CREF Project Manager

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

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