Composting and Compost Use
Composting is the manipulated decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms for production of a humus-like end product termed compost. Composting is used to stabilize waste by-products to improve their handling, health and nuisance characteristics and to generate soil amendments and soilless media that have attributes that improve soil physical, chemical and biological properties. The information on this site will address the processes employed to compost organic materials, how to assess the quality of the finished product, and benefits of compost as a soil amendment or soilless medium.
- Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series - visit this page for information about this series of webinars, to view past webinar videos, and register for upcoming webinars.
- Virginia Composting Council-sponsored Continuing Education course for Class I and Class II Virginia Waste Management Facility Operators
- US Composting Council Compost Operators Training courses
- BioCycle East Coast Pre-conference Workshop
- BioCycle East Coast Conference
- Compost for Stormwater Control (Webinar)
- Guidelines for In-House Composting Poultry Mortality as a Rapid Response to Avian Influenza
- On-Farm Composting – A Guide to Principles, Planning and Operations
- The Virginia Yard Waste Management Manual
- Mid-Atlantic Composting Directory
- Urban Nutrient Management Handbook
- Backyard Composting
- What is compost?
- Vermicomposting kitchen waste
- On-farm mortality composting
- Composting hog mortalities
- Composting yard waste
- Using Compost in Your Landscape
BioCycle East Coast Conference 2014
- When: Oct. 27-30
- Where: Baltimore, Maryland
- More information