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County waste department to provide free composting and vermicomposting


Riverside County Department of Waste Resources


Event Details

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting class Saturday, April 1, in Moreno Valley. 

Learn how to recycle organic resources, such as yard trimmings, as well as fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. The hands-on class will teach residents how compost can be used to enrich the soil in gardens, lawns and house plants. Instead of putting organic waste into the garbage to be hauled to the landfill, learn to compost.

The free Backyard Composting class and demonstration begins at 9 a.m. at Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at 14310 Frederick Street.  Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great way to turn waste into a garden. In composting, organic material is mixed together in a pile or bin, where literally millions of tiny microbes digest the material and turn it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

Low-cost compost bins, for $13 will be available for purchase by Riverside County residents (limit three per household). County residents can purchase compost bins by cash or Visa, MasterCard, or Discover (credit card service fee will apply).

The program is free and will end by 1:00 p.m. The program will be held outdoors, please dress to accommodate weather and outdoor temperatures. This program is offered to teach residents about the ease and advantages of organic material recycling and how composting helps preserve valuable space in county landfills.

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