Compost Operations Training - Chesterfield, NJ
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Compost Operations Training - Chesterfield, NJ

COVID-19 Notice (Updated 07/06/2020) Before registering, please review our COVID-19 policy. All attendees will be required, to the best of their ability, to follow COVID-19 safety precautions during the course. A list of in-class safety measures are under review as we plan to provide a safe and informative training. For students outside of New Jersey, the state has a travel advisory in effect that should be reviewed prior to registering.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/14/2020 to 9/18/2020
When: Tentative: September 14-18, 2020
7:30 am Badge pickup and Breakfast. Class starts promptly at 9:15 am.
Where: Honey Brook Organic Farms
42 Chesterfield Georgetown Road
Chesterfield, New Jersey  08515
United States
Contact: Wayne Howard
301.897.2715 ext 6749

Online registration is available until: 9/12/2020
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About the CCREF'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.

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


Included in your registration are the following meals:

Day 1: Continental Breakfast, Lunch
Day 2: Lunch
Day 3: Lunch (Either Boxed Lunch or Sit-down Lunch at a restaurant along tour route when possible)
Day 4: Lunch, Appetizers Provided at an evening Networking Reception
Day 5: Snacks Only. Class ends at Noon, no lunch provided.

Coffee and snacks will also be available daily. You are encouraged to bring your own mug to reduce waste.


Due to changing restrictions regarding COVID-19, hotel accommodations will not be released until two months prior to the course. Please check back periodically for updates.


Details regarding refund/transfer of registrations can be found in our Cancellation Policy.

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

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