Thursday, May 20, 2010

backyard compost

May 20, 2010

News Release

Contact: Diane Christensen, Program Administrator
Riverside County Waste Management Department
(951) 486-3200

Backyard Composting Workshop in Idyllwild on May 22

A free backyard composting workshop will be offered in Idyllwild on May 22.

Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, 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 in 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 Idyllwild Town Hall, 25929 Cedar Street.

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great way to divert waste from the landfill and turn it 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.

Volunteer master composters will explain how to create compost easily and efficiently from organic wastes. Low-cost compost bins will also be available for purchase by Riverside County residents (limit three per household).

For more information, contact Riverside County Waste Management Department at (951) 486-3200 or visit

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