Why CCS?

The benefits of producing Quality Composts

Fulfil conditions in local authority tenders

Many local authorities require their biodegradable waste treatment contractors to produce Quality Compost. Certification to the CCS enables the input tonnage to the composting process to count towards recycling targets, comply with tender requirements or improve tender scores by producing certified Quality Compost and applying for certification.

Effective quality management system

Certification signifies that the compost was produced using an effective quality management system. This provides assurance that the materials have a consistent quality and are safe and reliable to use.

Reduced costs

Producing Quality Compost means that there’s no longer a need for costly waste regulatory controls on its storage after dispatch and use. Quality Compost can be spread straight to land, avoiding costly & time-consuming spreading deployments or registration of exemptions.

You may also be interested to see this graph comparing the cost of compost certification and deployment under waste management regulations.

Marketing the products

The Quality Compost status helps producers to promote the material, as it ensures that the product:

  • is made of approved inputs from specified sources.
  • complies with, at least, the minimum quality criteria specified in PAS 100.
  • is recognised in professional market.
  • is consistently safe and reliable.