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The Organics Recycling Association of Ohio (ORAO), previously known as the Ohio Compost Association, is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of the organics recycling industry in Ohio by encouraging further study, research, advancement, and development  of composting and organic recycling through professionalism, education, training, information exchange and networking within the industry and with regulatory agencies.

Ohio Compost Operator

Education Course

March 24-25, 2015

OARDC, Wooster

This 2-day course provides a practical understanding of composting science, facility operations, sampling and testing for compost quality, state regulatory requirements and troubleshooting.  

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ORAO members are invited to attend the Ecoverse Showcase on April 14-16, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center. 

There will be classroom sessions and product tours of the Ecoverse brands including; Doppstadt, Backhus, Backers, Tiger, and Harvest Quest.

The first day will be dealer focused with training on new equipment features and specifications. The second day is dedicated to end users and will include classroom sessions on food waste management & removal of plastic contaminants, remediation of drill cuttings, anaerobic digestion, and reduction of odors in compost.

Registration, food, drinks, personal product tours as well as all of our breakout sessions are free of charge.

For more information and to register for this free event, please go to: