Compost Facility Operator Course – Abbotsford

Where & When:

  • April 16, 17 & 18, 2024
  • 08:00 – 17:00 PST Daily
  • Clarion Hotel, Abbotsford (36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC)
  • SWANA Members – $1350 (includes the CCC examination)
  • Non-members – $1450 (includes the CCC examination)
  • Additional Compost Council of Canada (CCC) examination – $150 (in cooperation with the Composting Council of Canada, the certification exam is being offered with BC content).

Training course includes Compost manual (to be provided at training registration) and the Compost Council of Canada (CCC) examination.

Registration limited to 20 people.

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Where & When:

  • April 16, 17 & 18, 2024
  • 08:00 – 17:00 PST Daily
  • Clarion Hotel, Abbotsford (36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC)

About the Course

SWANA Pacific Chapter – BC & Yukon, is offering this 3 day hands-on training course to promote the successful operations of composting in BC and the Yukon.

Topics covered include:

  • Organics Collection and Processing overview.
  • What is composting and why compost?
  • Feedstock Composition
  • Composting – The Science, the Benefits and Challenges
  • Marketing
  • Odour Control
  • Safety
  • Local Regulations and Organic Matter Recycling Regulations (OMRR) Updates
Course Details

Accommodation Info

For those that are not local and require accommodations, you can book with the Clarion Hotel Abbotsford (36035 N Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC) starting at $128/night for this period plus applicable taxes. Rooms can be booked using the following link:



What is the refund policy?

A full refund minus a $75 administration fee will be issued prior to 30 days (March 15, 2024) before the Compost Facility Operator Course. Full charge applicable thereafter. Although refunds will not be issued within 30 days of the training which the participant is registered for, substitutions ARE allowed. Please call or email request to [email protected]

Are meals included?

Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided on the training days.

What about a tour? Do I need to bring any special equipment?

This course will include a hands-on tour of an active composting facility. Both processing, handling and curing equipment will be demonstrated. Appropriate PPE must be worn during the tour.


If you require additional information please contact [email protected].

Event Details

Start date: April 16, 2024

End date: April 18, 2024

Start time: 08:00 a.m. PDT

End time: 05:00 p.m. PDT

Venue: City of Kelowna Glenmore Landfill