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:

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter - June

    We issued our bi-annual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme today. News includes; the CQP review, Research Hub updates, updates from the Plant Response Test Technical Working Group and our Covid-19 audit position...

    Posted: 9 June, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update June - England

    The agreement with the Environment Agency regarding renewal audits and Covid-19 in England has been extended to 30th September with some additional conditions...

    Posted: 4 June, 2021

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen - REAL is hiring!

    An exciting opportunity to be involved in organics recycling We are looking for a dedicated and self-motivated Research and Communications Assistant to support the Compost and Biofertiliser Certification Schemes...

    Posted: 2 June, 2021