Member US Composting Council's Market Development Committee
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Gary Giterre member of the US Composting Council Market Development Committee, and elected President of the North Carolina Composting Council He will provide the basics of compost use in Erosion and Stormwater control. This presentation explaining the US Composting Council nationwide role in providing compost and compost use information for practices nationwide. Focusing on our industry group, a general overview of uses for stormwater applications and our STA Certified Compost program. He will first explain the basics of compost and its uses in general erosion control practices. Then how the nationwide, open to all composters testing program offered by the US Composting Council STA program is the basis of design for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials. These generic specifications are viable nationwide, and are in used in dozens of state. There are STA Certified Compost producers in most states, including North Carolina. The better understanding of the compost, specification and its uses in erosion control will be useful for professionals from all around the nation.
Understand what compost as defined by AAPFCO (American Association of Plant Food Control Officials) This is the group of regulators around the county like Agriculture Department of States that regulate what fertilizers and soil amendments can say
Understand the USCC STA program and where to find compost. This nationwide program is open to all compost producers large and small. Many are private companies along with municipalities looking to test and better understand their compost and its uses
Relate basic AASHTO Specs for Erosion control using compost. The American Association of State Highway Transportation officials has general use specifications for compost in erosion control. They are non-company specific, general designed for use in all 50 states.