Matt Cotton

Matt Cotton

Matt Cotton

Speaker and Workshop Instructor |

(530) 265-4560 | matt@mattcotton.com

USCC Member

Matt Cotton has had the privilege of working for some of the best composters in CA for over 20 years. From providing permit assistance to new and expanding composting facilities, to providing hand’s on odor control mitigations, to conducting important statewide studies of the California organics industry. He has also had the opportunity of working closely with CalRecycle to survey the organics processing industry through three CalRecycle funded projects. This gives him a unique perspective on the industry; it’s challenges and opportunities. Matt has served three terms as the President of the Board of Directors of the US Composting Council. He spends a lot of his free time at meetings of state and regional agencies determined to keep composting a viable and indeed critical part of California’s future

Presentation Title: “Why Compost Fires Happen”

Session: “Preparing For, Fighting, And Recovering From Fires At Your Facility”

Time: Tuesday, January 29, 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Presentation Summary: Coming Soon


Workshop Title: WORKSHOP 1 (FULL DAY): Foundations of Composting

Time: Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Workshop Summary: This intensive and interactive one-day training will cover the basic concepts, practices and “how to’s” of compost production. The course will provide a broad foundation for novice compost operators, managers and regulators and will refresh veteran composters on the underlying scientific principles. Subjects will include: Basic principles of composting, process insights, facility design and managing, feedstock properties, qualities of compost, odor control, major processing methods, and an overview of markets for compost.