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Introduction to Composting Programs Workshop for Students

Risa Weinberger

  • Certified Manager of Composting Programs, SWANA

Do You See Garbage as a Resource?

ASU's ​School ​of ​Sustainability ​is ​pleased ​to ​partner ​with ​the ​Solid ​Waste ​Association ​of ​North ​America ​(SWANA) ​to ​offer ​a ​unique ​opportunity ​for ​students ​to ​explore ​the ​science ​and ​practice ​of ​the ​composting ​industry.

Covering the first four chapters of SWANA’s Managing Composting Programs certification (a $1,300 value), this one-day workshop begins with an understanding of composting’s place in solid waste management and progresses to compost uses, markets, and quality — discounted to $249 for students only.

This practical training presents biological principles of composting and examines different compost methods, techniques, and technologies—a great introduction for upcoming environmental engineers or eco-enthusiasts who are interested in the composting field.

​SWANA ​is ​the ​leading ​source ​of ​solid ​waste ​education ​ ​for ​facility ​policy-makers, ​managers, ​owners ​and ​operators, ​and ​industry ​consultants in ​North ​America. ​Thousands ​of ​solid ​waste ​professionals ​have ​participated ​in ​SWANA ​training ​programs. ​

Risa Weinberger is a licensed professional engineer in Texas with over 30 years of experience in consulting to both public and private clients, nationwide. She holds a Class A Solid Waste Technician Letter of Competency in Texas and is a Certified Manager of Composting Programs by SWANA and the USCC.

Advance ​registration ​is ​required and is limited to students. This class has been canceled.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Donhauser, Program Manager at or 480-727-3864.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 a.m., Workshop begins
12:30 p.m., Meet & Greet Lunch with local SWANA members
5:30 p.m., Workshop ends