REAL's Certification Scheme
for quality composts


Compost Certification Scheme

Compost Certification Scheme provides assurance to consumers, farmers, food producers and retailers that quality compost is safe, reliable and of consistent high quality. Compost is produced by composting organic materials and the Scheme provides means for compost producers to become certified against the BSI PAS100 and Compost Quality Protocol. The certified compost is no longer considered to be waste and have achieved a product status.


Latest News:

  • CCS Producers' Forum fourth meeting - Notes

    Thank you to everyone who attended the fourth meeting of the Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum in August. We welcome new ideas and opinions at the Forum meetings as they can both prompt stimulating discussions, and help shape the future of the Scheme...

    Posted: 28 September, 2016

  • Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum

    The next CCS Producers’ Forum will be taking place on 18th August at The Trinity Centre which is situated in the Cambridge Science Park. We are hoping that this location will be suitable for many operators...

    Posted: 20 July, 2016

  • Important changes to how the Scheme operates

    From the beginning of July onwards, all compost samples sent by CCS operators to the CCS Appointed Laboratories for certification purposes will need to be labelled and accompanied by a new PAS100 Compost Analysis Request Form...

    Posted: 23 June, 2016