Improve your composting skills – understand best management practices to produce quality compost safely, and to reduce greenhouse gas emission by composting.

This course is a must for all those in British Columbia hoping to benefit from funding opportunities for improvements in composting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This course is for all who are curious about composting and compost use, whether you are a composter, compost facility operator, a regulator, a community member, an administrator, media, government staff, or just curious. This course gets us all down in the dirt together, as we explore how important our soil organic matter is, and how it protects us and helps us all to flourish!Are your compost facility operators adequately trained for their work?

Since 2007, Dr. John Paul has offered an intensive 3-day training course for compost facility operators.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of the microbiology and technical, chemical and physical, environmental, , social and legal issues related to composting of organic material. The course includes hands-on training with practical exercises and visits to larger compost facilities.

Operator Manual

The accompanying manual is included in the course fee, and is also available for purchase directly.

The course is taught by Dr. John Paul.

John has been specializing in composting and organic waste management for almost 30 years. John also has more than 30 years of experience with methane and nitrous oxide emissions during composting. John has a thorough knowledge of the Canadian and international compost industry, and he combines solid academic competence with hands-on experience from numerous successful projects and roots in the agricultural industry.

Hilights from the course (from course evaluation): "interacting with others involved with composting (private, public operators and regulators)"..."class participations and discussions"..."very helpful to understand the scientific side of composting"..."making our own compost batches"..."very well taught, making it easy to understand"..."great food"

We are now also using another innovative learning tool in the interactive Compost Course to assist in the hands-on learning!


More information on this innovative teaching/learning tool can be found here

Next Compost Course date is scheduled for May 7-9, 2019.

Click here for the registration form and additional information.

The course complies with the personnel training plans required by the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) in British Columbia

This course can be used for the training required for the Compost Council of Canada certification, and has also qualified for Continuing Eduction Units (CEU) through SWANA since 2010.

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We are committed to using our 30 years of experience to encouraging composting processes that are environmentally sustainable and socially acceptable

We encourage recycling organic matter effectively to produce safe and high quality composts!