FREE Home Compost Workshops Scheduled
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is partnering with municipalities, community organizations and Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County to conduct home compost workshops where residents will learn how to recycle organic waste from their kitchens and gardens instead of putting it in the trash. Composting is an excellent way to recycle vegetable scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and other organic materials and turn them into a useful and valuable soil amendment.
Workshop attendees will also learn how to build effective, yet inexpensive home compost bins to meet their needs. Each household in attendance will be eligible to receive a free kitchen scrap collection bucket and enter a raffle for a home compost bin courtesy of LCSWMA.
Lancaster County residents are invited to attend any one of the home compost workshops scheduled for this year. If required, residents should pre-register by no later than Friday at noon prior to the workshop they’ll be attending.
- April 25 at the City of Lancaster Recycling Facility located at 850 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster. The workshop is from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. No fee is required, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register or for more information, please contact the City of Lancaster Solid Waste and Recycling Manager at (717) 291-4762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- May 19 at the West Earl Township Municipal Building located at 157 West Metzler Road, Brownstown. The workshop is from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. No fee is required, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register or for more information, please contact the West Earl Township Recycling Coordinator at (717) 859-3201 or email email@example.com.
- June 6 at the Chiques Creek Watershed Expo located at Manheim Farm Show Complex, 502 East Adele Avenue, Manheim. The workshop is from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. No fee is required nor is pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, please contact Chiques Creek Watershed Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org. This family event includes presenters from Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, the Lancaster Environmental Center, Lancaster County Conservation District, native plant nurseries, PA Fish and Boat Commission, Lancaster Conservancy and others.
- June 23 at the West Donegal Township Municipal Building located 1 Municipal Drive, Elizabethtown. The workshop is from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. No fee is required, but pre-registration is recommended. To pre-register or for more information, please contact the West Donegal Township Recycling Coordinator at (717) 367-7178 or email email@example.com.
Barbara A. Baker
LCSWMA Recycling Manager