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Compost Operations Training Courses

Upcoming courses


We will conduct FOUR COTCs in 2015.  The schedule will be:

  • March 2-6 at Cal Poly in Pomona, CA
  • July: mid-Atlantic (date and place tba)
  • September 14-18 at NCSU in Raleigh, NC
  • November 16-20 at Vista Organics in Apopka, FL

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About the USCC’s Compost Operations Training Course:

  • 40-hr, 5-day course includes lectures, hands-on activities and field trips
  • focuses on the knowledge and skills to run a successful composting facility
  • taught by leading composting professionals and educators
Cost: By Early Bird Date: USCC members: $770, Non-members: $870
Regular Price: USCC members: $870, non-members $970
Student discount available

See what former students have to say about the COTC

Questions? CLICK HERE to send an email Education Manager Samantha Stallybrass

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Compost teams from our classes! Click here to see past class PHOTOS

About the USCC’s Technician Training Course:

A one-day training designed for equipment operators and field workers at
commercial scale compost facilities.

Training is at your facility and is tailored to your operation.

Classroom and hands-on or field exercises organized according to your
employees needs.

Topics:
• Roles of oxygen, moisture, C:N ratio, porosity, and processing time
• Feedstock receiving, storing, mixing, curing, and moisture control
• Pile measuring (volume and density)
• Odor and fire control
• Recordkeeping
• Worker safety

Optional field exercises can include pile monitoring and measuring techniques, problems solving, pile sampling, and material watering.

For additional information, please contact Samantha Stallybrass