Waste Reduction Workshops

Free Compost Workshops

Composting can significantly reduce a household’s waste production. Learn the why, what and how of home composting. Compostables make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills.  Composting is a fun and rewarding step everyone can take towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Attend a free workshop and start diverting kitchen scraps and yard waste while producing a nutrient rich soil amendment. 

The 2021 Compost Workshop Schedule- Register here.

Zoom workshop registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invitation. Having a Zoom account is not required.

For more information contact Jody Cook at jody.cook@CoMo.govcreate new email or 573-874-6271

To schedule a Compost or Waste Reduction/Recycling Workshop specific to a group, please contact Jody Cook via email or call 573-874-6271.  A minimum of eight attendees is required.

Home Composting Resources

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. 

Other City of Columbia compost programs: