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Test Method for the Examination of Composting and Compost

TMECC provides detailed protocols for the composting industry to verify the physical, chemical, and biological condition of composting feedstocks, material in process and compost products at the point of sale. Material testing is needed to verify product safety and market claims.


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Coming Soon – Compost in Low Impact Development Subject of Updated USCC Research Guide

Scientific  research is critical to expansion of the use of compost products in designing low impact development projects such as brownfield remediation and wetlands restoration.

The Composting  Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) has consolidated scientific research to update  a valuable  research publication in response to the growing body of research supporting the effectiveness of compost to mitigate storm water by managing rain where it falls, thereby preventing the transport of sediment and harmful pollutants to our nation’s waterways.

The guide, the 1997 edition of the Soil and Water Connection: A Watershed Manager’s Guide to Organics, provides water, soil and forestry managers with scientific best practices for compost use.


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Chef Nathan Lyon’s Cookbook, ‘Great Food Starts Fresh’

Great Food Starts Fresh is a 350-page cookbook featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients—with 135 delicious recipes and photos.

Five years in the making, this cookbook is Nathan’s dream come true. After working in farmers markets and restaurants for over a decade and cooking on television, he has put his heart and soul into carefully designing each recipe in this book so that you can cook delicious, fresh meals for yourself, your friends, and your family.


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2014 ICAW Poster “Compost: The Solution to Sustainable Soil and Water”

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Make sure you have your poster in time for your ICAW events May 5-11 2014. All orders submitted between now and March 31st will be filled the first week of April, when ICAW posters will be made available.
The winning poster is by Tam Pham Hoang Buu, a 12th grader at the ABC International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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2014 ICAW Poster “Compost: The Solution to Sustainable Soil and Water” – BULK ORDER 25

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Make sure you have your poster in time for your ICAW events May 5-11 2014. All orders submitted between now and March 31st will be filled the first week of April, when ICAW posters will be made available.
The winning poster is by Tam Pham Hoang Buu, a 12th grader at the ABC International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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2014 ICAW Poster “Compost: The Solution to Sustainable Soil and Water” – BULK ORDER 50

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Make sure you have your poster in time for your ICAW events May 5-11 2014. All orders submitted between now and March 31st will be filled the first week of April, when ICAW posters will be made available.
The winning poster is by Tam Pham Hoang Buu, a 12th grader at the ABC International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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2014 ICAW Poster “Compost: The Solution to Sustainable Soil and Water” – BULK ORDER 100

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Make sure you have your poster in time for your ICAW events May 5-11 2014. All orders submitted between now and March 31st will be filled the first week of April, when ICAW posters will be made available.
The winning poster is by Tam Pham Hoang Buu, a 12th grader at the ABC International School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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2013 ICAW Poster “Compost: Nature’s Way to Grow!”

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Make sure you have your poster in time for your ICAW events May 6-12. All orders submitted between now and March 25th will be filled the first week of April, when ICAW posters will be made available.

The winning poster by Jennifer Tigani, 11th Grader from Westland, MI.


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2013 ICAW Poster “Compost: Nature’s Way to Grow!” – BULK ORDER 25

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Make sure you have your posters in time for your ICAW events May 6-12. All orders submitted between now and March 25th will be filled the first week of April, when ICAW posters will be made available.

25 winning posters by Jennifer Tigani, 11th Grader from Westland, MI.


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2013 ICAW Poster “Compost: Nature’s Way to Grow!” – BULK ORDER 50

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50 winning posters by Jennifer Tigani, 11th Grader from Westland, MI.


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2013 ICAW Poster “Compost: Nature’s Way to Grow!” – BULK ORDER 100

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100 winning posters by Jennifer Tigani, 11th Grader from Westland, MI.


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ICAW 2013 T-shirt – Unisex SIZE S

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Make sure you have your t-shirts in time for your ICAW events May 6-12. All orders submitted between now and March 25th will be filled the first week of April, when t-shirt supplies will be made available.

100% Organic Cotton – T-Shirts with the great design from Jennifer Tigani. A must-have for the compost enthusiast! Supplies are limited.


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ICAW 2013 T-shirt – Unisex SIZE M

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Make sure you have your t-shirts in time for your ICAW events May 6-12. All orders submitted between now and March 25th will be filled the first week of April, when t-shirt supplies will be made available.

100% Organic Cotton – T-Shirts with the great design from Jennifer Tigani. A must-have for the compost enthusiast! Supplies are limited.


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ICAW 2013 T-shirt – Unisex SIZE L

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Make sure you have your t-shirts in time for your ICAW events May 6-12. All orders submitted between now and March 25th will be filled the first week of April, when t-shirt supplies will be made available.

100% Organic Cotton – T-Shirts with the great design from Jennifer Tigani. A must-have for the compost enthusiast! Supplies are limited.


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ICAW 2013 T-shirt – Unisex SIZE XL

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Make sure you have your t-shirts in time for your ICAW events May 6-12. All orders submitted between now and March 25th will be filled the first week of April, when t-shirt supplies will be made available.

100% Organic Cotton – T-Shirts with the great design from Jennifer Tigani. A must-have for the compost enthusiast! Supplies are limited.


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ICAW 2013 Calendar

The calendar features this year’s winning design by Jennifer Tignani, with each of the remaining months graced by past winning images, from 2003 to date!


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2012 ICAW Poster “Replenish the Earth for Generations”

The winning poster by Emily Bibler, graphic designer at Chamness Technology, Inc.


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2012 ICAW Poster “Replenish the Earth for Generations” – BULK ORDER 25

25 winning posters by Emily Bibler, graphic designer at Chamness Technology, Inc.


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2012 ICAW Poster “Replenish the Earth for Generations” – BULK ORDER 50

50 winning posters by Emily Bibler, graphic designer at Chamness Technology, Inc.


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2012 ICAW Poster “Replenish the Earth for Generations” – BULK ORDER 100

100 winning posters by Emily Bibler, graphic designer at Chamness Technology, Inc.


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2011 ICAW Poster “Reconnect With Nature”

The winning poster by Heather Lawrence, a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design.


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2014 Conference Final Attendee list in spreadsheet format

For 2014 conference exhibitors only.
This is to receive the list of final list of conference attendees in spreadsheet format, including name, company, address, phone and email.
Upon receiving notice of this purchase we will confirm your eligibility. Once confirmed you will receive an email with the spreadsheet attached approximately 2 weeks after the conference closes. If purchasing later than that the process will take about a business day.


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2014 Conference Proceedings

Provides access to 89 presentations made during the 22nd Annual Conference and Trade Show, January 2014 in Oakland, CA. Proceedings are available to view or download in pdf format. This gives you access to audio recordings of all the speakers, in addition to their slides. We think you will find this is well worth the price!


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2012 Conference Proceedings

Provides access to most of the presentations made during the 20th Annual Conference and Trade Show, Jan 17-20 in Austin, TX. Presentations are available to view or download in pdf format.
NEW THIS YEAR: AUDIO! We are adding the voice recording of each presenter. Hearing the description that goes along with each slide provides a dramatically improved experience if you missed it the first time.


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2011 Conference Proceedings

Provides access to all presentations from the 2011 Conference and Trade Show in Santa Clara, CA.
All presentations are provided as downloads in pdf format.


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Field Guide To Compost Use (Bulk Order)

Package of 25


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Field Guide to Compost Use (Book or CD) ON SALE!

This Field Guide provides compost use instructions that have been verified through research and field experiences. It condenses and simplifies 13 currently available, technically-based, compost use guidelines, providing a step-by-step description of compost use in specific applications.


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USCC Webinar: Compost and Food Crops: Protecting Your Business and Your Customers

The US Food and Drug Administration has highlighted compost in proposed regulations for the implementation of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, proposing some very restrictive requirements for using compost on certain fresh produce crops. But the fact is, properly produced compost can help protect both people and plants from getting sick.

In this webinar, you will learn:
• What is the FDA’s concern?
• What do we know about compost and food safety?
• How one compost manufacturer has successfully sold to growers under the Leafy Green Marketing Agreement, one of the strictest standards in the market.


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USCC Webinar: Establishing a Source Separated Organic Material Composting Program: 13 Years of Evolution

Are you a local government agency, non-profit, university or compost manufacturer interested in the “In’s-and-Out’s” of residential organics collection? Then this webinar is for YOU! Learn from expert Heidi Ringhofer, who has managed a small, urban compost facility in Minnesota.

During this webinar you will learn:

• challenges and opportunities with expanding collection programs to include food scraps.
• managing a facility within urban boundaries
• maintaining ordinances and compliance
• stakeholder engagement
• compost use outreach and education


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USCC Webinar: Designing with Nature

LID/Post-construction Water Quality Treatment

Are you concerned with the restoration and protection of vital water ways? Do you want to help reduce pollution in your local watershed? Attend this FREE information-packed webinar on post-construction water quality treatment. Learn about the latest research and how to design and implement Filtrexx® Treatment Train™ products to reduce urban and post-construction storm water pollutants.

See how to:
· Mimic and restore the natural hydrology of a site
· Permanently reduce stormwater runoff through biofiltration
· Reduce turbidity and TSS
· Naturally absorb hydrocarbons from urban runoff
· Remove harmful bacteria from combined sewers, pet parks, and agriculture
· Reduce phosphorus and nitrogen
· Filter particulate and soluble heavy metals


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USCC Webinar: What’s In Your Compost?

The purpose of this webinar is to explore the importance of collecting and understanding compost analytical data. Areas of interest covered include:

*Evaluating overall quality of products, and addressing product improvement ,

*Proving that the product is safe and consistent

*Relating to customers and addressing their technical requirements.


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RECORDING of Compost Process Fundamentals Webinar

Purchase a complete recording of the webinar. After payment we will send you a link to the recording.

This presentation by Dr. Gary Felton provides an understanding of the biology (microbiology) that occurs when material composts. Microbes do the work and providing for their needs and controlling their functions result in a successful composting facility. After the webinar you will understand the principles involved in compost process control.

The basics in this course are the basics necessary for composting anything– from biosolids to butcher waste. The same fundamentals are essential when troubleshooting problems and developing solutions.

Dr. Felton discusses the process variables over which that are under the compost manufacturer’s control: feedstocks, oxygen, moisture, pH, and, to some degree, temperature. These process variables are the tools that will result in successful composting successful and allow you to adapt to any changes in the materials entering your operation.

Recipients must have Windows Media 9 or higher to view the recorded meeting. If you are on a Macintosh Computer and need a free WMV converter for Quicktime, click here.


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RECORDING of Compost Benefits, Uses & Markets Webinar

Purchase a complete recording of the webinar conducted on November 17, 2011 (free to those who already paid). After payment we will send you a link to the recording.

Webinar description
Many compost producers, both municipal and private, get involved in composting as an effective means of recycling organic residuals, with little thought given to marketing the final product. The disposition of the compost is often times viewed as a ‘build it and they will come’ situation, rather than a process which begins when the first organic residuals are delivered to the composting facility. There have been too many instances where surplus stockpiles of compost have become problematic to the producer, resulting in regulatory concerns and a lower value for the finished product. Compost marketing must begin when composting facility construction begins!

Basic marketing tenants include; know your product and understand your targeted market segments. This webinar will explain the agronomic benefits of adding compost to soil and will review the variety of applications for compost in the landscape including; topsoil manufacturing, turf topdressing, backfill mixes, erosion control and others. It will introduce the compost producer to the myriad of compost marketing opportunities available to them. The USCC’s STA Program will also be briefly explained.


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RECORDING OF Compostable Plastics: Opportunities and Challenges

Purchase a complete recording of the webinar conducted on July 17, 2011 (free to those who attended). After payment we will send you a link to the download.  You can also request copies of the individual presentations, in pdf format.

Webinar description:

Compostable plastics are being hailed as the route to zero waste and vilified as causing more harm than good in both recycling and landfilling. What exactly are “compostable plastics”? Are they different from “bioplastics”? Is “biodegradable” different than “compostable”?

This webinar will explain what compostable plastics are (and are not), where they are being successfully used, and examine some of the key challenges, such as identification and labeling, certification and standards, infrastructure development and consumer education.


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