USCC Webinars

USCC Webinars

Odor Control 101 – Practical Guide to Managing Odor
In this webinar we will review the prevention of compost odors, the conditions that underlie odor problems and the issues they can cause.

Size It Up, Size It Down: Using Aerated Static-Piles to Fit Your Needs
In this webinar we will review the best practices for achieving success in your composting operation at the size that fits your needs.

Small Urban Composting from the View of the Facility Manager: Establishing a Source Separated Organic Material Composting Program: 13 Years of Evolution
Are you a local government agency, non-profit, university or compost manufacturer interested in the “In’s-and-Out’s” of residential organics collection? Then this webinar is for YOU! Learn from expert Heidi Ringhofer, who has managed a small, urban compost facility in Minnesota.

Compost and Food Crops: Protecting Your Business and Your Customers
The US Food and Drug Administration has highlighted compost in proposed regulations for the implementation of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, proposing some very restrictive requirements for using compost on certain fresh produce crops. But the fact is, properly produced compost can help protect both people and plants from getting sick.

What’s In Your Compost?
The purpose of this webinar is to explore the importance of collecting and understanding compost analytical data.

Compost Process Fundamentals
This presentation will provide an understanding of the biology (microbiology) that occurs when material composts. Microbes do the work and providing for their needs and controlling their functions result in a successful composting facility. You will understand the principles involved in compost process control.

Compostable Plastics: Opportunities and Challenges
This webinar will explain what compostable plastics are (and are not), where they are being successfully used, and examine some of the key challenges, such as identification and labeling, certification and standards, infrastructure development and consumer education.

Compost Benefits, Uses & Markets
Many compost producers, both municipal and private, get involved in composting as an effective means of recycling organic residuals, with little thought given to marketing the final product. The disposition of the compost is often times viewed as a ‘build it and they will come’ situation, rather than a process which begins when the first organic residuals are delivered to the composting facility. There have been too many instances where surplus stockpiles of compost have become problematic to the producer, resulting in regulatory concerns and a lower value for the finished product. Compost marketing must begin when composting facility construction begins!