Composting Workshops

Free Compost Workshops

Compostables make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills. Composting is natures way to recycle.  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 soil amendment. Composting 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.

2018 Compost Workshop Schedule

  • Saturday, March 17, 10:30am-11:30am at  the Parkade Center, 601 Bus. Loop 70. This workshop is in conjunction with the HBA Home Show.
  • Sunday, April 22 , 12:30pm & 3:00pm, in Peace Park. These workshop are in conjunction with the Earth Day Celebration
  • Tuesday, May 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the City’s Compost Demonstration Site, 1600 Capen Park Drive. This workshop is in conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week.
  • Saturday, June 9, 9:30am-10:30am at Clovers Fourm Location, 2100 Chapel Plaza Ct. 
  • Saturday, June 23, 9:30am-10:30am at the Daniel Boone Regional Library.
  • Saturday, July 14, 9:00am-10:00am at the City’s Compost Demonstration Site, 1600 Capen Park Drive.
  • Thursday, September 13, 5:30pm-6:30pm at the City’s Compost Demonstration Site, 1600 Capen Park Drive.
  • Sunday, Oct. TBD-. This workshop will be in conjunction with the Sustainable Living Fair, the date TBD.

To register follow this link
For more information contact Jody Cook at jody.cook@CoMo.gov or 573-874-6271

Compost Operations Facility Tour

In conjunction with International Compost Awareness Week, May 6-12, 2018, a tour of the City’s Compost Operations Facility is being offered. 
Date: Saturday, May 12
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Location: 5700 Peabody Rd, at the City’s Landfill
The registration form can be found here.

Volunteer Opportunity: Teach Composting!

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

It’s easy to become a compost trainer! Composting experience is helpful, but not necessary.  Training is provided. Y

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