Home composting is a great way to manage food scraps like fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grounds, stale bread, eggshells, and other scraps or spoiled foods. When food is landfilled, it’s responsible for most of the environmental pollution coming from landfills. But when food and other plant materials are mixed together in a backyard bin or pile, this material can be recycled into garden compost!

This free workshop is designed for new/beginner composters that have little or no knowledge about composting systems. The class will introduce the benefits of organics recycling, and review some of the science behind how composting works, and the principles of how to do it correctly.

Participants will learn everything they need to know to get started and gain knowledge about the various compost bin options and the pros and cons of each. Each participant will go home with a free kitchen food scrap collection container to help them get started!

At the end of the seminar, participants will learn why using compost is beneficial for soil health, and will learn how to use their compost right in their own backyard.

This program is brought to you by UCRRA, with hosts Angelina Brandt, Director of Sustainability and Tanesia White, Recycling Educator of the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency.

 Educational resources in Spanish are available by request. If you require any special accommodations or have questions about this program, please contact Angelina Brandt, Director of Sustainability, at APEO@UCRRA.ORG  or 845-336-0600.