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The Texas Compost Council Summit and Training is an annual event which brings together composters from all over Texas to learn, collaborate, and network in one place. This event includes engaging sessions to earn CEU credits (tentative) and equipment demos.

Unfortunately, we will not be hosting a 2018 Compost Summit and Training. After much discussion and planning calls, STAR and the Texas Compost Council have decided to postpone the Texas Compost Summit and Training until October 2019. Due to date conflicts with other conferences, we are eager to get a head start on Compost Summit 2019 to be able to provide more time and resources to put on a fun, engaging, and successful event. Please reach out to the STAR office for any further questions or comments.

If you are interested in helping plan the 2019 Compost Summit, please let us know!


Last Year:

The 2017 Compost Summit and Training was held just north of Dallas in Denton, where we hosted educational sessions, a compost pile competition, and equipment demos at the City of Denton Landfill & Compost Facility.

Activities included:

  • Engaging local, state, and national speakers
  • Field activities
  • Equipment demonstrations
  • Opportunities for attendees to earn TCEQ continuing education units (CEUs)

Registration fee (includes lunches, breaks, & hospitality reception):

  • For STAR/TCC Members – $100
  • For non-members – $150

The following CEU credits MAY be available:

  • SWANA Certification
    • Up to 10* Continuing Education Units
  • TCEQ – Texas Municipal Solid Waste Facility Supervisor License
    • Up to 17* Training Credit Hours
  • TCEQ – Texas Wastewater Operators License
    • Up to 17* Training Credit Hours

In 2016:

The 2016 Texas Compost Council Summit & Training took place in September in the city of Conroe, with educational sessions at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, and field activities and demonstrations held at Nature’s Way Resources and New Earth.

These are some of the great topics our speakers covered at last year’s event!

Presentations given (can also be found on the STAR website under Recycling Resources, For the Industry, Presentations):