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STA Certified Compost

Benefits For Compost Manufacturers
Quality - Confidence - Marketing


Confidence- Our STA Certified Compost program helps you create confidence in your product for your customers by:



1.    Defining:

A.    What compost is.

B.     What types of compost test results are best for which use- through the Compost Consumer Use Program (CCUP).



2.    Permits: Ensuring manufacturers are in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and permitting.



3.     Quality: Holding compost to high standards for:

A.    Labs: Creating STA Compost-Certified Labs for testing. These labs use our carefully prepared TMECC test methods and are held to high standards through the STA’s CAP program that tests the labs against each other.


B.     Frequency: Ensuring compost products are tested frequently, according to the frequency determined by the annual wet tonnage manufactured.  Manufacturer and US Composting Council both receive the test results directly from the labs.


C.     Safety: Ensuring manufacturers are in compliance with EPA limits for heavy metals and pathogens in every test for every STA Certified Compost product, even if the EPA limits are not required in that facility’s state.


4.     Educational Materials: Providing customers with general compost information:

A.    Webpages targeted to teach about compost

a.     For homeowners

b.     For landscape architects


B.     Marketing materials available for STA Certified Compost Participants to purchase, customized with your logo and contact info to put alongside our STA logo-

a.     STA Certified Compost Brochures

b.     Compost Brochures

c.     Consumer Use Rack Cards

d.     Compost Folder Kits

e.     Video of tv show host Joe Lamp’L speaking on compost with your logo


C.     Webinars on using compost that offer continuing education credits for landscape architects (PDH’s, CEU’s, HSW’s)


5.     Empowering Customers with knowledge of your specific product by providing them with:

A.    Test result info on STA Compost Technical Data Sheets (CTDS).

B.     Feedstocks used to create the compost in the CTDS.

C.     Directions for use for that specific compost product in the CTDS.