Composting Workshops Middlesex County

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If you are a Middlesex County New Jersey resident who is concerned about the environment, now is the time to learn how to reduce waste and improve soil, all in your own backyard. Upcoming workshops will show residents how to cut down on trash and create a natural gardening resource by using yard waste and kitchen scraps as compost.

Two free composting seminars are scheduled to be held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick. Classes run about 2 hours and feature an overview and explanation of two composting techniques:

  • Backyard Composting: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Vermi-Composting (using worms): 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 9, 2019

To register for these free workshops, please call the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management at 732-745-4170 or email solidwaste@co.middlesex.nj.us.

Workshop attendees may also pick up pre-purchased compost bins at the workshops. Call the Division of Solid Waste before the workshop for a list of available compost bins.

The backyard composting seminar will introduce the basics of collecting kitchen scraps and yard waste in a compost bin, and allowing the natural breakdown to create compost, an earthy, soil-like material.

For more information on programs offered by the Middlesex County’s Cooperative Extension call 732-398-5262 or visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov and search “extension”.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.