The Compost Research and Education Foundation invites all researchers to submit a proposal to speak or present a poster at COMPOST2023, the USCC’s Annual Conference. This is the premiere professional meeting for composting, organics recycling, and related topics.

All events are IN-PERSON ONLY in Ontario, CA January 24-27, 2023

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022         CLICK HERE to Apply

If you are looking for the general call for Speakers, Posters and Workshops, click HERE

Abstracts are encouraged on topics in each of these areas. Others will be considered

  • Climate change and carbon storage in soils
  • Water conservation using compost
  • Testing methods and protocols for feedstocks & finished compost
  • Compost use in green infrastructure
  • Disease suppression from compost use
  • Facility construction issues (ground water protection, pad construction, bio-security, state regulations)
  • Nutrient content of storm water from compost facilities
  • PFAS in compost or storm water from compost facilities
  • Using compost on agricultural crops to improve yield
  • Compost air emissions: testing, management and permitting
  • Compost process research regarding food waste
  • The impact and fate of plastic contamination in compost feedstocks
  • Pathogen studies addressing fecal coliform regulations
  • Persistent herbicide detection, fate or remediation


Authors may choose to submit a poster instead of speaking. Posters are 4’-6’ wide and 3’ high. They will be displayed around the perimeter of the exhibit hall. Posters should be self-sufficient, but authors are encouraged to be by their posters during the main break times. Speaking submissions that rank high but don’t fit in the program will be offered the opportunity to provide a poster.