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Compost Manufacturing Training: Principles & Practices
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 to Thursday, March 18, 2021
Category: Recycle Colorado Event

**Postponed: March 18 facility tour, due to the snowstorm in Colorado. Participants will be notified of new date for facility tours.**

Two-Day Livestream Training and a Third Optional Day of Site Facility Tours in Northeast Colorado

Expand and refresh your knowledge of the compost production process, from feedstock delivery to product distribution. Designed for those that need an in-depth, overall understanding of the composting process.

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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 - Postponed due to snowstorm

  • Self driving tour of a variety of composting facilities. Will include demonstrations of processing, monitoring and sampling equipment. Tour locations to be announced but will be in northeast Colorado.

Instructors for the 2-day training are:

MATTHEW COTTON of Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC. Matt has worked in organics and solid waste management since 1986. He has served as a consultant, educator, researcher, and advocate for new and expanded organics recycling and composting programs in California and beyond.

SHAWN BRUCKMAN, of Honeywagon Organics, is the Compost Operations Manager. Honeywagon Organics is a Class III commercial compost facility owned by Waste Connections. Shawn is a twice published author, a Certified Compost Operations Manager and Co-Chair of the Colorado Compost Council.

GET CERTIFIED! Registering for the 2-day course and the tour day, will meet the 3-day course prerequisite for the USCC's Professional Credential Programs. Learn more HERE

If you need more information about the training, contact Wayne Howard, [email protected]