GROWING THE ORGANICS RECYCLING INDUSTRY
BIOCYCLE EAST COAST17

COMPOSTING • ANAEROBIC DIGESTION • FOOD RECOVERY AND RECYCLING

April 4, 5, 6, 7, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland
Turf Valley Resort

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Workshop 1
Foundations Of Composting

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 8:30 AM–4:15 PM
Instructors:
Matthew Cotton, Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC
Robert Rynk, State University of New York, Cobleskill

Workshop includes lunch

Updated 2.28

7:45 AM—8:30 AM Workshop Registration/Material Distribution

8:30 AM—8:45 AM Greetings, Course Objectives

8:45 AM—9:15 AM Why Composting?

 

• What are the drivers for Composting in the US?
• How much of the waste stream can be composted?

9:15 AM—10:15 AM Compost Uses, Markets, Compost Quality

 

• What are the major markets for Compost?
• What are the key attributes of compost users are looking for?

10:15 AM—10:30 AM Morning Break

10:30 AM—11:45 AM Basic Principles of Composting

• A review of the fundamental biological principles of composting
• A review of composting's major processing steps

11:45 AM—12:15 PM Composting Methods & Processing Operations

 

• An overview of the primary composting methods in use
• A review of the typical processing equipment


12:15 PM—1:15 PMLunch

1:15 PM—1:45 PM Composting Methods & Processing Operations (continued)

 

• An overview of the primary composting methods in use
• A review of the typical processing equipment

1:45 PM—2:45 PM Siting and Design

• What does it take to site a resilient compost facility?
• Basic principles of facility design

2:45 PM—3:45 PM Management Issues

 

• Putting everything we've just reviewed into practice
• Managing odors, fires, other nuisances

 

3:45 PM—4:15 PM Questions & Discussion