Composting Workshops

Composting –   Compostables make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills. Composting is natures way to recycle. It is the solution for yard waste and kitchen scraps. Start composting today.

To view the free compost workshop schedule and register for an upcoming workshop, please follow this link.

Volunteer Opportunity:
Teach Composting!

Volunteers make it happen!  City of Columbia volunteers teach the basics of composting at the workshops and maintain the site. 

It’s easy to become a compost trainer! Composting experience is helpful, but not necessary.  Training is provided. You may volunteer up to four hours per month.

Other City of Columbia compost programs:

Free Compost Workshops

Learn the how, what, and whys of home composting, attend a free composting workshop.  Divert kitchen scraps and yard waste while producing a nutrient rich fertilizer.

2017 Compost Workshop Schedule

Locations are listed on registration form


  • Sat. March 18, 10:30-11:30am
  • Sun. April 23,  12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Sun. April 23, 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tue. May 9, 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Sat. June 24, 9:30am-10:30am
  • Sat. July 22, 9:30am-10:30am
  • Wed. Sept. 13, 5:30pm-6:30pm

To register follow this link.

For more information contact  Jody Cook at or 573-874-6271