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:

  • An opportunity has arisen to propose research project ideas!

    An opportunity has arisen for individuals/organisations to propose research project ideas for projects that the REAL Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes' Research Hub could fund or support...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019

  • REAL CCS reappoints three laboratories in 2019

    Three laboratories have been reappointed this year to undertake PAS 100 testing of compost for the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS). Compost producers will now have a choice of three laboratories to test their compost for certification purposes...

    Posted: 4 January, 2019

  • CCS Scheme Rules version 8 issued today

    Revision of the rules Following a technical review by UKAS, updates to PAS 100, and a consultation process this year, we have finalised the new version of the CCS Scheme Rules...

    Posted: 21 December, 2018