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:

  • 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

  • Tendering results

    We are very pleased to announce that following a tender process REAL has reappointed Organics Farmers & Growers (OF&G) and NSF Certification as certification bodies for the Compost Certification Scheme (CCS)...

    Posted: 6 June, 2016

  • Further updates to CCS complaints procedures

    REAL CCS has created a new Product Complaint Investigation Report Form for CCS Certification Bodies to fill out after an investigation into a product complaint. More information regarding this can be found on our website here under ‘Product Complaints’...

    Posted: 11 May, 2016