Free Compost Workshops
Compostables make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills. Learn the why, what and how of home composting. Attend a free workshop and start diverting kitchen scraps and yard waste while producing a nutrient rich soil amendment. Composting is nature’s way to recycle.
The 2019 Compost Workshop Schedule
The workshops are typically an hour long. The registration form has complete location details.
Saturday, March 16, 10:30a.m. Location: Parkade Center
Sunday, April 28, 12:30p.m. Location: Peace Park at the Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 28, 3:00p.m. Location: Peace Park at the Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, May 11, 9:00a.m. Location: Columbia’s Farmers Market
Saturday, May 11, 10:30a.m. Location: Columbia’s Farmers Market
Saturday, June 8, 9:30a.m. Location: Clovers Market
Saturday, June 15, 9:30am. Location: Daniel Boone Regional Library
Saturday, July 13, 9:00a.m. Location: Capen Park Compost Demonstration Site
Tuesday, September 10, 5:30p.m. Location: Capen Park Compost Demonstration Site
Please register here.
An email reminder with location details is sent to all registrants two days prior to each workshop
For more information contact Jody Cook at jody.cook@CoMo.gov or 573-874-6271
Recycling 101 Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 12:00pm- 1:00pm
Location: Parkade Center, room # 136
Learn the why, what, how and the importance of recycling properly in this engaging workshop.
The United States Makes up only 5% of the world’s population yet produces 50% of the world’s trash. We are a society of conveniences, but the conveniences we all enjoy come with a toll on the earth. Waste reduction and recycling are two effective actions an individual can take to reduce their carbon footprint.
This Workshop is in conjunction with the HBA Home Show
The Recycling 101 Registration form can be found here.
Compost Operations and Recycling Tour.
International Compost Awareness Week is May 5-11. The City is offering a tour of it’s commercial composting facility and Materials Recovery Facility.
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 10:00a.m.- 11:30a.m
Location: 5700 Peabody Rd. Columbia Landfill Operations Facility
Register here. Registrants will receive a reminder with meeting location details. Drop- ins are welcome.
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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