Learn Composting 101 At Upcoming Free Seminars Open To All Cuyahoga County Residents
Original Release: 4/13/2017
April 24th 2017
Composting-made-easy is the theme of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's 2017 composting seminars and bin sales taking place at local municipal facilities throughout the spring.
The informative seminars are designed to teach residents how to properly compost yard waste and food scraps in their backyards while offering low cost compost bins for sale. Backyard composting helps reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes.
The schedule is as follows:
April 24, 2017
What: Compost Seminar & Bin Sale
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: Rocky River Public Library, 1600 Hampton Road
Description: Just Eat It documentary film to follow seminar.
June 20, 2017
What: Compost Seminar & Rain Barrel Workshop (Combined)
When: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Strongsville Recreation & Senior Center, 18100 Royalton Road.
Compost seminars are open to all county residents and registration is required. To register for a seminar visit http://www.cuyahogarecycles.org/compost_workshops_and_bins or call (216) 443-3731.
What is compost?
Compost consists of organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition (with oxygen). The process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land and by industries and cities through contracts with composting businesses.
Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation and wetland construction.
The following items are available for purchase from the District by cash or check only:
Wishing Well Composter - $50.00
Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester - $50.00
Yard Butler Compost Aeration Tool - $20.00
Compost Thermometer - $10.00
Sure-Close Compost Pail - $5.00
About The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org or call (216) 443-3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.