Items that meet requirements for ASTM D6400 or EN 13432 testing: (EX. Bio-Plastics, Co-polymers)
Items that meet requirements for ASTM D6868 testing: (EX. Plastics used as coatings on compostable substrates, fibrous materials)
Items that do not require ASTM testing
Other Testing Services:
Pre-ASTM Product Testing
If you have specific products currently pending ASTM results, Cedar Grove is now offering expedited and concurrent field testing. If the product(s) meet the disintegration requirements at the end of the testing cycle, you may then submit ASTM results to Cedar Grove (when available) showing that you have met the additional compostability specifications. With confirmation of ASTM results and Cedar Grove’s disintegration testing, you would then receive Cedar Grove acceptance and inclusion on the published list.
Cost: $695.00/sample (5 sample minimum)
Note- All testing fees must be paid at time of submission.
Official confirmation/denial of Cedar Grove acceptance
General Product and Substrate Research Testing*
Research testing is designed to test a variety of products or prototypes that may have slight differences in composition. You can run up to five different substrates, components or specific items and product prototypes per testing batch.
Cost: $3,800.00 (up to 5 samples or protoypes; each addl., $745)
Detailed written report with information on the variable and comparative breakdown of each “recipe”/prototype sample
Optional one hour debrief/report review
*This test can also be done as a preliminary ASTM disintegration test.
All documentation from these test results must accompany samples and/or be tied by Identification Number and submitted electronically.
Send samples and all documentation to the following address:
Cedar Grove Composting
ATTN: Compostables Testing Department
7343 E. Marginal Way So.
Seattle, WA 98108
Testing trials will begin the third month of every quarter or when enough samples to constitute a testing round are received. (Cedar Grove reserves the right to exclude April and/or May if processing priorities warrant it). All required items and documentation must be received by the first business day of the third month of each quarter to be submitted in that quarter's testing round. Protocols and requirements may change at our discretion.
Please e-mail any questions or comments you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We strive to answer all questions in a timely and professional manner.
*1 - To avoid repeated testing of the same products, and to ensure the accuracy of the information submitted, Cedar Grove Composting requires that the manufacturer completes the profile form. If a private label company would like to submit information for testing of products, the submission must be accompanied with a letter from the manufacturer stating that the information provided on the profile form is true and correct and gives authorization for all testing information to be provided to said company.
*2 - After technical review, items may need to be tested, and the fee of $2,750 dollars will apply. You will be contacted for authorization prior to testing.
*3 - Some exceptions may apply. Contact email@example.com.