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:

  • Appointment of a new Independent Laboratory Auditor

    We are pleased to announce that through an open tender process, we have appointed the Open University to carry out independent audits to check the CCS and BCS Approved Laboratories’ conformance with their Terms and Conditions...

    Posted: 26 May, 2020

  • Compost Certification Scheme Spring '20 Newsletter

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. We announced the contractor of the first project of the Research Hub and the appointment of our new Independent Laboratory Auditor...

    Posted: 22 May, 2020

  • CCS News Update- April 2020

    Please find attached the latest news for CCS Producers...

    Posted: 9 April, 2020