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2019 Vermont Compost Operator Certification Training

Williston, VT

Compost Technical Services is excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2019 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 animal mortalities in Vermont.

This webinar, followed by a 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.

Vermont residents and site operators working in the state have priority registration. Out of state attendees may register for any open spots on October 25th.


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

Site & Operating Permit Requirements



James McSweeney - Compost Technical Services

Chris Duff - Lamoille Soil

Dan Goossen - Green Mountain Compost

Ben Gauthier - Vermont Agency Of Natural Resources



Webinar: Can be completed on your own schedule (with an internet connection) starting October 11th. If you do not have access to a good internet connection we can make accommodations. Please contact:

james (at)

Classroom portion: Held at the Old Brick Church, 100 Library Lane Williston, VT 05495

Field portion: Held at Green Mountain Compost, also in Williston


Food:  Bring Lunch, Coffee & Snacks Provided

:Begins 7:30am – Workshop 8:00am-4:30pm.

Clothing:  The workshop will be happening rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather and bring rugged footwear.


Please Register at:


If you would prefer to register by phone or email, or if you have any questions please contact:

James McSweeney at 802-224-6888 or 

james (at) 

(Checks made out to Compost Technical Services can be brought the day of the event)