2017-18 CalRecycle/LEA Trainings: Compostable Material Sampling and Contaminant Training Workshop


This one day, 7 hour training will focus on sampling and the physical contamination limit in compostable material. The training will include a morning, classroom-based session and an afternoon, field-based session. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., and the class will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The class ends at 4 p.m.

Cost to Attend: There is no charge for this training, but space is extremely limited.

The topics covered will include:

  • An overview of CalRecycle physical contaminant regulations
  • Physical contaminants in compostable materials
  • An overview of CalRecycle sampling regulations
  • Compostable materials sampling methods, roles and responsibilities
  • Hands-on field sampling demonstration/exercises

Training Workshop Goals:

  • Identify changes to the physical contaminant regulations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sampling depth protocols
  • Identify if sample meets random and representative requirements
  • Obtain hands-on experience conducting compostable material sampling

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): This training is certified for CEU contact hours. CEU Certificates will be emailed to the attendees after completion of the training.


  • Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) CEUs are offered.
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) 6 contact hours are offered. Course number is: 01-038-17.

Registration: Please select the training date that you are interested in attending and complete the registration process.


Please note, due to limited food options at the training location, morning coffee service and a boxed sandwich lunch will be provided. You can choose sandwich selection on the registration form page.

Confirmation: To ensure you receive a confirmation letter and map to the facility, please register no later than one week prior to the training. Attendees who register after this may not receive a confirmation letter and map.


Cancellation Policy: To allow us to provide the highest quality training possible, fiscal responsibility is crucial. If you cannot attend and must cancel or send a substitute, please contact the CSUS CCE Conference & Training Services registration department at (800) 858-7743.