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 to the BSI PAS 100, the Compost Quality Protocol, SEPA's RPS for Compost, and the CCS Scheme Rules. Certified waste-derived compost is no longer considered to be waste and has achieved product status


Latest News:

  • Laboratory Reappointment 2022

    We are pleased to announce that all three CCS Approved Laboratories have been reappointed this year to undertake PAS 100 testing of compost for the Compost Certification Scheme, following the independent audit round...

    Posted: 12 January, 2022

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter December 2021

    We issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme today. News includes; the CQP review, Research Hub updates, UKAS Accreditiation and Lab T&Cs Revision...

    Posted: 20 December, 2021

  • An exciting opportunity to be involved in organics recycling - REAL is Hiring

    We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated Research Hub Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the CCS and BCS Research Hub. Reporting to the Head of Certification Schemes, you will work within the Certification Schemes team at REAL...

    Posted: 20 December, 2021