Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

All events take place at Charleston Convention Center and Embassy Suites except Equipment Show at Bees Ferry

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Preconference Activities

Tradeshow Hall Hours6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Half and full-day workshops and tours8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibitor move-in9:00 am - 5:00 pmTradeshow
BPI Membership meeting - open to all3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Annual Membership Meeting of USCC - open to all5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall6:00 - 8:00 pm

Full and Half-Day Workshops and Tours

For workshops and tours details click HERE

Full Day

Foundations of CompostingMatt Cotton and Bob Rynk8:00 – 4:00
Community Food Scrap Composting—Path To SuccessAthena Bradley and Natasha Duarte 8:30 - 4:30
Compost Business ManagementMark King and David Hill 8:30 – 4:30
Optimizing BMPs for Compost Facility Planning and ManagementTim O’Neill and Geoff Hill8:30 – 4:30

Half Day

Compost U--Moving Colleges and Universities Toward Zero Waste with Organics Recovery: Workshop 201Nicole Chardoul and Kelly Domino8:30 - noon
Odor Control for Windrow OperationsJeff Gage8:30 - noon
Basics of Aerated Static Pile (ASP) CompostingCraig Coker1:00 - 4:30
Introduction to BiocharJeff Novak, Jon Nilsson, Peter Hirst1:00 - 4:30
Compost Marketing for Public FacilitiesRon Alexander1:00 - 5:00


Coming Soon

Wednesday, January 29



8:00 - 9:15 am
Diverting Organics: Case studies from Stadia, Stores and Restaurants
Biosolids Development in the US and Guam
Municipal Composting 1: Building and Financing Yard Debris Facilities
State Chapter Meeting
Exhibit Hall opens, coffee available8:00 am

Plenary: Welcomes, Opening Keynote

Moderator: Frank Franciosi, USCC
Opening Keynote from Katharine Wilkinson, Project Drawdown
9:45 am - 11:15 pm
Visiting with vendors in the exhibit hall
Lunch sponsored by your vendors
11:15 pm - 1:45 pm

STA Annual Meeting

9:45 am - 11:15 pm


1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
CCREF Presents Recent Compost Research: Parasites, Prions and Urban Soil Rehabilitation
Taking Safety from the Office to the Job Site
Municipal Composting 2: Addressing Wasted Food through Reduction and Composting
Knowledge is Power: Deep Dive into the Certified Compost STA Program and how to get the most out of it.
Break in Exhibit Hall3:15 - 4:15 pm


4:45 - 5:45 pm
CCREF Supported Research Results: Air Emissions, Soluble Salts, Wetland Restoration
Technological Innovations for Compost Manufacturers from Small Scale to Large
Municipal Composting 3: There's Green in Them Thar Piles!
Mini-Workshop: Understanding Soil Specs and How to Meet Them
Exhibit Hall closes5:00 pm
Vermeer Reception (open to all)6:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursday, January 30

Exhibit Hall opens8:00 am


8:30 - 10:00 am
College and University Composting 1: The Small(er) School Experience
Addressing Physical Contamination: Case Studies and a Novel Approach
Public Private Partnerships in South Carolina and Virginia
Growing Your Market: DOT's, Urban Applications
Break in exhibit hall10:00 - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
College and University 2: Lessons from the Large(r) Campus
Chemical Contamination Concerns: Persistent Herbicides and PFAs
Financial Planning and Analysis for Compost Manufacturers
Step it Up a Notch: Deeper Understandings of Market Forces and Opportunities
Networking with Vendors
Lunch available to purchase
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Trade show closes2:30 pm


2:00 - 3:30 pm
Emissions from Composting: Predicting Greenhouse Gas Impacts, Surviving in Suburbia, Connecting Regulations to Science (A Proposal)
Biochar and Compost: Exploring the Synergies
Rural and Urban Community Composting
Mini-Workshop: Best Practices in Using Social Media
Closing Celebration
Annual Awards
Closing Keynote
3:45 - 5:45 pm
Ecoverse Annual USCC Party! (open to all)6:00 - 9:00 pm
Young Professionals Reception6:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, January 31

Equipment Show and Demonstrations

at Bees Ferry Compost Site

7:30 amShuttle buses start will run all day
8:00 amWelcome and breakfast
all dayDisplay equipment available to view and discuss with vendors
8:30 amWindrow Turners
Mixing and Application equipment
9:30 amGrinders and Shredders
11:40 amScreeners
12:00 pmLunch provided
1:00 pmRepeat all demonstrations
2:00 pmVendors available to discuss equipment
3:30 pmLast bus leaves