UGA Extension Office

Athens-Clarke County Master Composter Program

Established in 2011 as a partnership between Athens-Clarke County Extension and the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department, the Georgia Master Composter Program is an adult education course and Extension Volunteer program.  Master Composters complete a nine-week training course that covers all aspects of the composting process.  Classes are taught by UGA faculty, Athens-Clarke County and US Forest Service staff, and small and commercial business owners.  Topics include the chemistry and microbiology of composting, types of and reasons for composting, composting techniques and teaching tools.  As Extension volunteers, Master Composters then use this information to share composting basics with their family, friends and the community.  

We are now accepting application for the 2023 Master Composter course. The 2023 program will begin in January of 2023. 

The course will take place on Wednesday evenings starting in January of 2023. Check out the Master Composter 2023 Brochure for more details.  If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more about the Master Composter Program, please call (706) 613-3640 or email