** Please note-
Separate compost products are defined as being any one of the below:
Derivative products are defined as being STA Certified Compost products that are then changed in any one of the ways below, which do not get re-tested and do not get a new Compost Technical Data Sheet (CTDS):
Mulch cannot be registered. A registered compost may be screened to create coarse mulch-like material as a derivative product, but it must match our definition of compost prior to screening.
Click here for the STA Certified Compost Labs Page
If your permit has expired since the last time you sent us a copy, please send a current, valid copy of the first page of your composting permit or equivalent:
Specific Directions for Customer Product Use: Provide specific application rate information. Using either volumetric or depth directions (ex- use 25% compost by volume in a potting mix; OR ex- apply compost 2” deep to planting bed and incorporate before planting). Providing specific application rates limits your liability which is why it is in the rules.
*The USCC will not assess whether or not, or to what extent, these directions are appropriate. It is the Participant’s responsibility alone to ensure that they are.*
If you would like, in addition to the above, you may also provide product use directions and feedstock descriptions as product literature document(s), pamphlets, etc- IF they include the specificity needed above
According to the tonnage you produce annually -for this product-, you need to send a sample to the lab to be tested at the frequency noted below. If you have multiple products with different tonnages, they might each need a different testing frequency according to what you produce annually for that particular product. You pay the STA Certified Lab you choose -directly- for each sample you send in to them, separately from the USCC STA Certified Compost annual dues.
Click here to download a copy of this CCUP contract. Please read and sign on the terms below.