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COMPOST 2024 at Ocean Center for first time

COMPOST 2024 at Ocean Center for first time

The Ocean Center will host the US Composting Council’s Conference and Tradeshow’s COMPOST 2024— the premier event for the composting industry—Feb. 6 through 9. Themed "Making Waves," the 32 annual gathering is poised to attract more than 1,350 attendees, providing a comprehensive exploration of the foundations and latest advancements in the composting industry.

"Our conference focuses on the waves of impact that compost and the compost industry are having in the world’” said Frank Franciosi, Executive Director of the USCC. “The compost industry is expanding at such a rapid rate that everything from advanced compost testing and research to the basics of compost operations are essential to teach to as many people as we can."

On Feb. 6, participants can engage in a full day with one of seven workshops and one of two tours, choosing between a compelling visit to compost facilities and an exciting excursion to the Daytona 500, as well as the Annual Members Meeting followed by a welcome reception. On Feb. 7 and 8, the conference comes into full swing with 100 exhibitors presenting cutting-edge solutions, accompanied by more than 100 speakers sharing their expertise in three sessions across multiple tracks. The conference culminates on Feb. 9 with DEMO DAY at the Tomoka Landfill, featuring the world's largest compost equipment demonstration. More than 39 pieces of equipment, including grinders, shredders, turners, screeners, and support equipment, will be showcased.

“We selected to host our 2024 event at the Ocean Center because of the great people that work there, along with Volusia County’s Solid Waste department,” said Franciosi. “They have been the best, working with both our staff and Green Fern Events.”

“We’re grateful to the USCC for selecting our city and facility for the first time to host their 2024 event,” said Ocean Center Sales Manager Lynn Miles. “We’re also thankful for Volusia County Solid Waste Director Regina Montgomery and her team, who partnered with us to secure the bid and make COMPOST 2024 in Daytona Beach a reality.”

“We look forward to welcoming composting professionals from all across the country to the Daytona Beach area,” said Lori Campbell Baker, Executive Director for the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Sustainability is an increasingly pertinent subject as we move forward, and COMPOST2024 will have attendees exploring the latest advancements in the composting industry. This conference will also bring significant economic impact to the community, and we look forward to helping attendees explore and enjoy the many attractions and activities this amazing destination has to offer.”

The event strives to have zero waste, using all recyclable items and composting both food scraps and BPI-certified compostable service wear provided by Eco-Products with Orlando-based Composter O-Town Compost. For more information about COMPOST2024, visit

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