Managing Composting Programs Training Course

Rosemont/Chicago, IL

Tuesday, June 7 – Thursday, June 9, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST

The Managing Composting Programs addresses the essential concepts for successfully managing composting programs, including the rationale for composting, planning and site development, economics, and operations. Learn of the best practices, emerging technologies, and management issues that define of municipal composting programs.


The course includes the Managing Composting Programs digital course manual, a comprehensive resource that covers these topics and includes supplemental images, graphs, examples, and exercises.

  • The Importance of Composting as a Component of Solid Waste Management
  • Compost Uses, Markets and Compost Quality
  • Composting Principles
  • Composting Methods
  • Facility Site Development and Equipment
  • System Planning and Economics
  • Operations and Troubleshooting
  • Regulatory Management


The course will be presented as a live, in-person learning event led by a SWANA-certified faculty instructor.

Location & Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N. River Road 
Rosemont, IL 60018

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COVID-19 Information

SWANA strongly encourages mask wearing in all indoor settings at this time. If the city or venue in which we hold an event requires mask-wearing for anyone – vaccinated or unvaccinated – in an indoor space, SWANA’s event will also comply with that requirement. SWANA will expect its instructors, students and staff to comply with the requirements then in place.


The course includes the Managing Composting Programs course manual. 

Continuing Education Credit

Upon completion of the course, SWANA awards participants 30 continuing education credits.

Who Should Attend

Ideal for current and future managers of government solid waste management systems and other industry professionals who work in an advisory or consulting capacity to municipal waste managers