Composting for Small and Rural Municipalities

  • 21 Feb 2017
  • 8:00 AM
  • 22 Feb 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Olds, AB
  • 16


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This solid waste course is designed to provide participants with an overview of the compost process from what happens in the compost pile to how a compost facility site may look and operate.

The in-class portion of this course runs for 1.5 days. Starting at 1:00 pm on February 22, the group will move to a tour of the Olds College Centralized Composting facility.   

Instructional Topics

  • How composting fits into the overall operation of a waste management system.
  • The elements of the composting process.
  • Overview of governing Acts & Regulations.
  • Be able to identify feedstock types.
  • Be able to identify the parameters necessary for the composting process.
  • Be able to identify characteristics int he compost pile during each stage of decomposition.
  • Be familiar with the technologies that can be applied to the composting process.
  • Understand the controls necessary to avoid nuisances such as vectors, odour and dust.

Location:  Pomoroy Inn and Suites at Olds College
4601-46 Avenue, Olds, AB

This course is being offered alongside the 7th Annual Alberta CARE Spring Seminar. 

Ⓒ Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence

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