January 7, 2020 - 9:00am to January 9, 2020 - 4:00pm


plus Alberta Compost Facility Operator Certification Exam

January 7-9,2020

Edmonton Waste Management Centre

250 Aurum Road, Site 100, Edmonton AB T6S 1G9

The Compost Council of Canada and SWANA Northern Lights Chapter, in cooperation with the City of Edmonton, are offering a three-day training program to promote technical knowledge and sound operating techniques amongst compost facility operators and those involved with large-scale composting.

This popular course provides participants with an 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            Marketing                      

Registration is limited to maximize individual attention.

About the instructor: Larry Conrad has been involved in the planning, organization, construction and operations of compost operations since the mid 1980’s with the first fall leaf composting operation was started in the Region of Peel where he worked for over 34 years. During that time period he was responsible for the development of the composting capacity required to meet the requirements of the growing Region, including the design, construction and operations of three different compost plants. He has also been involved in the development of the markets for the finished compost in Ontario and has been a long time member of the Compost Council of Canada, currently serving as the National Chair. His teaching experience includes this course as well as several different courses for the Ontario chapter of SWANA.

Who Should Attend?

  • 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
  • Government Regulators of Compost Facilities

The Compost Facility Operator Training Course qualifies for 1.7 CEUs under the Alberta Landfill and Composting Facility Operator Certification Program as well as meets one of the three fundamental requirements to obtain initial certification. For more information, please visit this link.

Registration Details

Course Location:            Edmonton Waste Management Centre 250 Aurum Road, Site 100 Edmonton AB T6S 1G9                               

Date:                              January 7th to 9th, 2020

Times:                           Tuesday February 7th – 9AM-5PM

                                     Wednesday February 8th – 9AM-5PM

                                     Thursday February 9th – 9AM-2PM

                                     Thursday February 9th – 2PM-5PM

Exam Sitting for Approved Certificants

Deadline for Registration January 3rd, 2020

Classroom size is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.

This is a course that is not to be missed.

Registration Fee: Members, Compost Council of Canada:       $1200 plus 5% GST for the course

Potential Member rate:                      $1350 plus 5% GST for the course

Includes classroom instruction, refreshment breaks, and 3 lunches.

Please note: Lodging, other meals and expenses are the responsibility of each participant.

Lodging Information

We have not made arrangements for preferred rates at local hotels for this course, due to requirements for the size of block we would need to be able to fill. For those who are not local and will require a hotel in the area, the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre is nearby and rates for the relevant evenings are starting at around $126/night plus taxes and gratuities. They can be reached at the information below:

Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre

2100 Premier Way

Sherwood Park AB T8H 2G4

(780) 464-4900