Annual Fee for STA Certified Compost

If one organization agrees to centralized billing and centralized coordination with the USCC for all of their products and facilities, it’s:

$850 (non-member and large facility)/ $650 (member and large facility) for the first facility or product
or $350 (non-member and small facility)/ $250 (member and small facility) for the first facility or product
+ $375 (non-member)/ $275 (member) for each additional facility or product *

If the organization does not agree to centralized billing and centralized coordination with the USCC, and asks for each facility to be billed and coordinated with separately, it’s:

$850 (non-member and large facility)/ $650 (member and large facility) for the first facility or product
or $350 (non-member and small facility)/ $250 (member and small facility) for the first facility or product
+ $375 (non-member)/ $275 (member) for each additional product *
And full-price for each additional facility-
$850 (non-member and large facility)/ $650 (member and large facility) for the first facility or product
or $350 (non-member and small facility)/ $250 (member and small facility) for the first facility or product
+ $375 (non-member)/ $275 (member) for each additional product *

The frequency you need to send in a sample to the lab to test, in order to stay in the STA Certified Compost program, is determined by the annual wet tonnage you manufacture. You pay the STA Certified Lab you choose -directly- for each sample you send in to them.

      • Manufacture 1 – 6,200 wet tons = Send the lab 1 sample per 3 months
      • Manufacture 6,201 – 17,500 wet tons = Send the lab 1 sample per 2 months
      • Manufacture 17,501 wet tons and above = Send the lab 1 sample per 1 month

Pay your STA Certified Compost Yearly Fees by July 1

  • Under your web login when you pay for your USCC membership
  • By phone to: Ronald Phan at 703-885-3555 or by phone to: Katrina Rainey at 703-234-4061
  • By mail to: Drohan Management Group
    Attn. USCC Market Development Coordinator
    11130 Sunrise Valley Drive, Ste. 350
    Reston, VA 20191

Definitions

Large Facility= Produce more than 2,500 tons/year, fee includes one product

Small Facility= Produce less than 2,500 tons/year, fee includes one product

*Additional products refer to compost produced from a different feedstock or at a different location. Compost blends that contain compost from an enrolled STA Certified Compost manufacturer is not required to pay additional fees. Please refer to the STA Certified Compost Rules Agreement and Amendment for details.

Become a member of the USCC for as little as $400 to start saving as much as $200 plus $100 per product on your STA Certified Compost Participation, in addition to other sweet benefits.