Midwest Compost School

Midwest Compost School

2001 Fourth Avenue Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897

Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology College of Natural Resources: Midwest Compost School

At University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

2001 Fourth Avenue Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897

Who Should Attend

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

The Midwest Compost School has been held annually since 1995 at various locations in the Upper Midwest. This is the second consecutive year it will be hosted at UW-Stevens Point.

Professional Development/Continuing Education

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

You may earn up to 1,265 minutes or 2.10 continuing education units for the entire course. View and print a CEU reporting form here.


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

Topics Include

  • Introduction to the composting process
  • Recipe development and feedstock characteristic
  • Compost quality and measurement
  • Food waste diversion
  • Animal composting and mass mortality
  • Compostable packaging
  • Odor management
  • Hands-on compost pile construction
  • Facility design
  • Economics and marketing of compost
  • Midwest regulations overview and update
  • Two site visits to commercial compost manufacturers
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