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Backyard Composting

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Backyard Composting


Hidden Valley Nature Center

Start Date/Time

9/30/2017 10:00 AM

End Date/Time

9/30/2017 12:00 PM

Type of Event



Riverside County Department of Waste Res,,, 951-486-3200


Free backyard composting workshop  |   | The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting workshop in Riverside on Saturday (Sep. 30). |   | Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, and fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner.  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 “how-to” backyard composting workshop begins at 10 a.m. at the Hidden Valley Nature Center, 11401 Arlington Ave.  |   | Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great way to turn waste into a beneficial soil amendment. 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, subsidized by the department, also will be available for purchase by Riverside County residents (limit three per household). County residents can purchase compost bins by personal check or Visa/MasterCard (75-cent processing fee applies). The waste department provides this free workshop in an effort to divert waste and help preserve valuable space in the county sanitary landfill. For years, the department has trained volunteer master composters who explain how to create compost easily and efficiently from organic wastes.  |  | For more information, contact Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or visit: |  |  | Cost: Free


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