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Yard Waste Compost Facility Operator Training Course
August 16, 2017
The Minnesota Composting Council, in conjunction with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), is offering a one-day training for yard waste compost facility operators. This one-day training will satisfy the training requirement in MPCA's compost rule for source-separated compost facility operators.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn
6350 Vinewood Lane, 55311
Maple Grove, Minnesota
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The class Agenda.
Scholarship request are due on July 21, 2017 and those selected to receive a scholarship will be notified on July 28, 2017. Criteria to receive a sponsorship include:
- From an organization operating in Minnesota
- Be an operator of a compost facility
- Be a qualifying public entity (township, city, county, solid waste district)
- Be a tribal community
- Be a private sector yard waste compost facility
- Start up composter with a permit from the MPCA
Scholarship are curtsy of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Organics Collection Programs Workshop
When: July 11, 2017
Where: Stillwater KC Hall
1910 Greely Street S., Stillwater, MN 55082
Program: 9:00 am to 2:20 pm
Tour: 2:20 pm to 3:30 pm
Networking: 3:30 to.?? Location to be announced
Are you thinking about starting a source separated organics (SSO) drop off program or a curbside collection program? If you are then this workshop is for you.
The Minnesota Composting Council has pulled together program managers of successful program from both Greater Minnesota and the Metro area to talk about their programs. They will discuss initial project planning, administrative support, permitting, promotion strategies, participation rates contamination issues and surprising fact or lessons learned.
The workshop will be followed by a tour of Self-Eco, a manufacturer of a compostable plastic products.
Please join us for a Networking event after the tour.
Green Corp/Intern Registration
The MNCC Would like to thank the Sponsor of the workshop
Midwest Compost Operator Training Course
The 2017 Compost Operator Training Course is an immersive three-day school features a mix of classroom, hands-on and field trip experience. Course content is geared for both new and experienced compost facility operators, on-farm composters, extension educators, city administrators and zoning officials and others -- anyone who would like to understand more about composting and who desires to improve their compost quality, regulations, marketing and profitability.
When: July 11-13, 2017
Where: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Registration: $550/before June 16th ($650 after June 16th)
Attendance Limit: 35 students
Subject-matter experts from across the Midwest will cover topics including:
For more information, click here
To register online click on this link
Questions? Contact Angie Hauer, WIST Development Coordinator; Paul Fowler, WIST Executive Director; or Robert Michitsch, Associate Professor.
Bi-State Compost Operator Training
June 21 - 22, 2017
Henry White Experimental Farm, Belleville, IL
If you're interested in attending this school or learning more, please contact:
Duane Friend, Educator
Environmental Stewardship and Energy
University of Illinois Extension
Jacksonville, IL 62650