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Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

Williston, VT

Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

October 5, 2017

Compost Technical Services is excited to announce it will be hosting the 2017 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

Windrow Construction

Pile Monitoring & Management

Windrow Aeration

Aerated Static Pile Composting

Storm Water & Leachate Management

Neighbor Relations

Mortality Composting

Site & Operating Permit Requirements 


James McSweeney – Compost Technical Services

Brian Jerose – Agrilab Technologies

Ben Gauthier – Vermont Agency Of Natural Resources

Dan Goossen – 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 

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.

Register here or follow this link: