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Compost facility operations course, exam

The Composting Council of Canada (CCC), in cooperation with the Earth Tech Canada and the City of Edmonton, is offe...

The Composting Council of Canada (CCC), in cooperation with the Earth Tech Canada and the City of Edmonton, is offering a two-day hands-on training program to promote technical knowledge and sound operating techniques amongst compost facility operators and those involved with large-scale composting. The program includes a compost facility operator certification exam.

This two-day version of the CCC’s popular three-day course has been designed to provide participants with a practical understanding of the composting process and the means to address operational issues involved in the running of a compost facility.


When: April 29 and 30, 2008

Where: Edmonton Waste Management Centre (Site 100, 13111 Meridian Street, Edmonton, Alberta)

Start Times: Both days the session will begin at 9:00am and end at approximately 5:00 pm. Post the end of Wednesday’s session, the opportunity exists to write the certification exam for Level 1 of The Composting Council of Canada’s Composting Facility Operator Certification Program.

Topics covered:

Feedstock Recovery Feedstock Preparation Composting

Curing Screening & Refining Storage & Packaging

Nuisance Control Marketing

Registration is limited to maximize individual attention. Each participant will receive a copy of The Council’s “Compost Facility Operating Guide” in CD format to serve as a reference during and after the course.

Who should attend:

Compost Facility Operators & Managers

Public officials involved with Solid Waste/Health Departments

Those involved in Agricultural Operations and/or Research

Technology Service Providers & Equipment Vendors

Consultants working with Composting Facilities

Government Regulators of Composting Facilities

Registration Details

Deadline for registration: April 1st, 2008

Classroom size is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Registration Fee:

Members of the CCC and/or SWANA: $375 plus 6% GST for the course

Potential Member rate: $475 plus 6% GST for the course

Includes classroom instruction, refreshment breaks, and two lunches.

Please note: Lodging, other meals and expenses are the responsibility of each participant.

Fee for Certification Exam $100 plus 6% GST

Suggested Lodging Information

Rates starting at $109.99 (+ applicable taxes/night) are being offered at:

Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre North Edmonton

11834 Kingsway Ave.

Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5


Contact The Composting Council of Canada, 16 Northumberland St., Toronto ON M6H 1P7


Fax: (866) 902-7272

No cancellations accepted after April 1, 2008. The registrant may send a substitute in the event of a cancellation. No-shows will be billed.

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