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:

  • WRAP publish highly-anticipated reports!

    Compost quality and safety for agriculture WRAP published their report which summarises the findings of three risk assessment projects that spanned over 8 years. The projects investigated the safety of PAS100 composts when used in agriculture and field horticulture...

    Posted: 27 February, 2017

  • Facebook group created for Scheme members

    Following on from our recent Compost Certification Scheme Producers’ Forum meeting, we set up a Facebook group for the Scheme! This ‘closed’ group should allow members to comment and share their opinions on certain subjects, such as a potential review/revision of PAS100...

    Posted: 10 November, 2016

  • 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