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Compost Council 2013 event proceedings available online

Compost Council 2013 event proceedings available online

Visit the Compost Council of Canada at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, 2013, Montreal, November 20-21.  

Also upcoming is the three-day COMPOST FACILITY OPERATING PRACTICES COURSE, along with the Alberta Compost Facility Operator Certification Exam. This educational opportunity takes place November 26-28, 2013, in Lethbridge Alberta.  

The Compost Council of Canada, in cooperation with the City of Lethbridge, is offering a three-day hands-on training program to promote technical knowledge and sound operating techniques amongst compost facility operators and those involved with large-scale composting.  

This popular three-day course has been designed to provide participants with a practical understanding of the composting process and the means to address operational issues involved in the running of a compost facility. Topics covered include:Feedstock Recovery; feedstock Preparation; composting; curing; screening & refining; storage & packaging; nuisance control; and marketing.  

Registration is limited to maximize individual attention. Each participant will receive a copy of The Council’s “Compost Facility Operating Guide” in CD format to serve as a reference during and after the course.   The instructor for the course will be Scott Gamble, an Organic Waste Specialist with CH2M HILL, based in Edmonton.  He has almost twenty years of technical and operations/management experience in the solid waste management industry, most of which has been spent designing and operating composting facilities.    

This course is designed for Compost Facility Operators & Managers; Public officials involved with Solid Waste/Health Departments; those involved in Agricultural Operations and/or Research; Technology Service Providers & Equipment Vendors; consultants working with Compost Facilities; and Government Regulators of Compost Facilities.

The City of Calgary also recently informed Compost Council of Canada members that in November 2013 The City will be issuing a Request for Qualifications to identify Prequalified Parties for the design , build and operation of a facility for The City that will produce compost through an accepted composting process. The facility must be capable of producing compost from residential and commercial source separated organics (SSO) feedstock and anaerobically digested, dewatered biosolids (dewatered biosolids). The SSO and dewatered biosolids will be received and processed at the facility. The facility will initially be capable of accepting and processing up to 100,000 tonnes per year ( as received weight basis) of SSO feedstocks and 10000 tonnes per year (dry weight basis) of dewatered biosolids feedstocks without causing odour and other nuisance impacts on adjacent properties. 

The Compost Council's September 2014 conference is set for Halifax Nova Scotia, September 22-24.