Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training
September 25, 2015
Compost Technical Services is excited to announce it will be hosting the 2015 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training, presented by the VT Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). Through this workshop, participants will receive a Compost Operator Certificate, which meets the requirements of ANR for small, medium and large compost facility site operators. Current or future compost site operators will be certified to manage composting facilities handling food scraps or mortalities in Vermont.
This daylong workshop is focused on operator competency in compost management and regulatory compliance, and includes a dynamic combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises. The morning classroom portion of the course will be held at the Old Brick Church in Williston and the afternoon field portion of the course will be held nearby at Green Mountain Compost.
All interested parties are encouraged to register. There are limited spots, so current and future compost site operators in Vermont will be given priority.
Topics Covered Include:
Principles of Composting
Compost Recipe Development
Materials & Blending
Pile Monitoring & Management
Aerated Static Pile Composting
Storm Water & Leachate Management
Site & Operating Permit Requirements
James McSweeney – Compost Technical Services
Brian Jerose – Agrilab Technologies
Ben Gauthier – Vermont Agency Of Natural Resources
Dan Goosen – Green Mountain Compost
The first part of the training will be held at The Old Brick Church (10 Library Lane – Williston, VT). The second part of the training will be held at Green Mountain Compost (1042 Redmond Road – Williston, VT)
Bring Lunch, Coffee & Snacks Provided
Sign-in begins 7:30am – Workshop 8:00am-4:30pm.
The workshop will be happening rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather and bring rugged footwear.