Low Impact Development (LID) Trainings
for Compost Manufacturing Businesses & Compost Retail Businesses
In May-June 2013, three trainings and one webinar for compost manufacturing
businesses and compost retail businesses were held across Washington
Materials from these trainings are
available on our
LID Resources page under the
"Bid & Supply LID" tab.
These trainings consisted of two presentations of approximately
one half hour each. The first half hour covered the basics of
Low-Impact Development; the second half hour went into the details of
how compost is used in LID and the unique aspects of producing and
marketing compost for LID.
LID Toolbox for Compost Manufacturing Businesses
& Compost Retail Businesses
following resources provide information on Ecology’s Phase I and Phase
II permits for both Western and Eastern Washington.
Phase I and Phase II NPDES permits for Eastern and Western Washington –
schedule and specification highlights
WSDOT Permit Documents and Information
Phase II Western Washington Permit
Phase II Eastern Washington Permit
The following websites have a wide array of information relevant to
composters, including composting resources, advocacy, trainings,
meetings, research, and accepted standards.
U.S. Composting Council
The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC)
Stormwater Management Manuals
Stormwater manuals provide design guidance. The manuals listed below
contain updated standards for stormwater facilities that use
bioretention soil media and/or standards for compost used as a soil
Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington
Stormwater Management Manual for Eastern Washington
Low Impact Development 2012 Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound
2011 Yakima Regional Low Impact Development Stormwater Design Manual
Building Soil: Guidelines and Resources for Implementing Soil Quality
and Depth BP T5-13
Building Soil: Foundations for
WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual Chapter 5: Stormwater Best Management
Compost Amendment Rate, Amount and Cost Calculator and Soil Specs
Useful website with information on soil specs and a calculator for
estimating the amount of compost required for soil amendment.
Soils for Salmon
Achieving the Post Construction Soil Standard: King County
King County specific websites with information on soil amendment
guideline and another compost amendment calculator.
King County Post Construction Soil Standards
King County Compost Calculator
Quick Reference Guide for Compost Specs
Easy to access concise tables with specifications for soil amendment
and bioretention soil mix for both eastern and western Washington.
Example Soil and Compost
Specifications for Low Impact Development
A few examples of compost vendors experiences working on LID
projects. Successes and lessons learned.
Compost Creation, Supply, and Permitting Flow Charts
Simple flow chart depicting the process for producing compost for
Process for Becoming a U.S. Compost
Council - Certified Compost Producer for Stormwater Low Impact
Frequently Asked Questions