The Compost Council of Canada is a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance organics residuals recycling and compost use. It serves as the central resource and network for the compost industry in Canada and, through its members, contributes to the environmental sustainability of the communities in which they operate. 

Compost Council of Canada
Upcoming Training and Certification Exam Opportunities

Operator Training Courses

Compost Facility Operating Practices Courses as shown:

Compost Facility Operator Certification Exam
March 5-7, 2019       Sun Peaks, BC

National Operator Certification Exam Dates

Dates TBA.

Note: Please be sure to submit application forms for review (with a link back to the application form).

Alberta Operator Certification Exam Dates

Alberta Operator Certification Exam dates as shown:

Alberta Compost Facility Operator Certification Exam

February 19-21, 2019            Edmonton AB

Please note that applications need to be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the exam date to be reviewed for eligibility. Applications submitted less than two weeks prior to an exam date will not be considered for that time, however, provided that all other requirements have been met their eligibility for later exam sittings will be considered. The application form, and details concerning the requirements for certification can be found on this page here.

Please contact the CCC for additional information regarding dates and locations.

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Latest Happenings

Free Compost Webinars

On the occasion of
and the beginnings of the 2019 Gardening Season, please join us for our webinar about

Pay Attention to the Soil

May 10, 2019

10AM Central Time
(8AM Pacific, 9AM Mountain, 11AM Eastern, Noon Atlantic)

For information on registering and an archive of past
presentations and videos please click here

Find out more information
about our new program

The Biology of Soil Health

Take our Survey:
Barriers and Incentives: Adopting Soil-Health Best-Management Practices

Visit our page for more info.
For more information
visit our page here.


Developing Better Technical
Specifications for Topsoil
Use in Construction Projects

Click here for the report.

Report on the Results of the Multi-Year Ontario Agricultural Trials using Greenbin-derived Compost
Available here.

Compost Facility Operator
Study Guide

Available here.

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