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Midwest Compost School 

The 2019 Midwest Compost School was held July 9-11. If you missed it, bookmark this site and check back early next year for dates of the 2020 course. 

University of Wisconin-Stevens Point

The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology and the Soil and Waste Resources Discipline in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point are hosting the 2019 Midwest Compost School.


The school will provide an immersive three days of training in compost making, use and facility operation.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the composting process
  • Recipe development and feedstock characteristics
  • Compost quality and measurement
  • Compost pile building
  • Compostable packaging
  • Applications of compost
  • Hands-on compost pile construction
  • Midwest regulations overview and update
  • Site visit
See the detailed, hour-by-hour schedule here.

Who should attend

  • Operators of small backyard piles to mid- and large-scale facilities
  • New or experienced operators
  • City administrators and zoning officials
  • Landfill managers and operators that process organics
  • Compost facility operators
  • Organic compost producers

Basic course schedule 

Day one: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Day two: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Day three: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

A highly experienced faculty drawn from throughout the Midwest will teach the school. 

Credits and Certificates

This course meets the requirements for the CCOM™ basic training prerequisite. For info on CCOM go to www.certificationsUSCC.org

You may earn continuing education credits for attending. Use this form to apply for credits.  

Course tuition is $675.

Break refreshments and lunch are provided all three days.

Course is limited to 48 participants.

Registration Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel your conference registration, you must notify WIST in writing via email wist@uwsp.edu prior to the conference start date. Refunds will be provided according to the following scale:

100% refund if notice is received by June 10;

50% refund if received after June 10 but by June 24;

No refund will be issued for notice received 10 business days or less prior to course start date.

There is no refund of fees due to failure to attend without notice.

Substitutions will be accepted at any time without penalty.


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