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Midwest Compost School 

July 9-11, 2019 

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.

Great venue!

Great instructors!

Register online now!


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

Comments from previous attendees:

Excellent balance to understand the whole gamut of composting, from planning to production to marketing.

Well organized, informative, professional.

Great opportunity to see through the eyes of other site operators!

The Midwest Composting School was rejuvenating experience that reminded me why I got into the composting industry in the first place.

I came in thinking I did an alright job at composting. I learned I need to brush up on testing and monitoring of the compost.

Attended to learn about mix and site design but learned a whole lot more.

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. 

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

Course tuition is $575 until June 14; $675 after that date.

Registration is open online. 

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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