The Iowa Waste Reduction Center is partnering with the City of Iowa City to provide a one-day compost operator training in Iowa City. The training will consist of both classroom lectures and hands-on field exercises. Class begins at 8:00 am on June 21 at the Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City. After lunch (included with registration), field exercises will take place at the compost facility at the Iowa City Landfill.
The goal of this one-day course is to provide compost operators, equipment operators, and other composting field personnel the basic understanding of how compost manufacturing works, how to anticipate and minimize problems, and what to do when problems occur.
Topics that will be covered include the following:
- Understanding Compost Pile Management
- Stormwater Management
- Odor Management
- Pertinent Regulations