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:

  • Market Development Working Group Chair Opportunity!

    REAL are seeking to appoint a new Market Development Working Group (MDWG) chair to work alongside the current chair, Anna Becvar...

    Posted: 15 January, 2021

  • Covid-19 Audit Update- December (Wales)

    REAL currently have an agreement in place with all Environmental Regulators where there is a temporary amendment to the CCS Scheme rules which allows for remote inspections and on-site/physical inspections, to take place. The position was reviewed in July and extended in August...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020

  • Compost Certification Scheme Newsletter - December

    We issued our biannual newsletter for the Compost Certification Scheme this week. News included the second project of the Research Hub, the CQP Review outcome, and Covid-19 audits. We shared our updated cost comparison analysis and the PT Programme EOI & TID...

    Posted: 18 December, 2020