Composting takes a little effort and know-how, yet it’s a great way to turn large amounts of leaves, grass clippings, garden residue, plant based kitchen scraps, etc., into a much smaller amount of soil, magic — compost. Composting offers certain advantages over other forms of organic recycling in that the cooking action of composting kills weed seeds and some plant diseases. It helps break down potentially harmful pesticides and herbicides and results in an easy to handle finished product.
People may think of composting as simply dumping organic materials into a smelly pile and hoping for the best. This type of pile will eventually turn into compost, but it is not really composting. Composting accelerates the natural process of decomposition and should make no unpleasant odors.
Composting classes - Class size limited to 50 Attendees, pre-registration is required. Contact the Recycling Office at 833-1111 Ext. 317. Classes are held in the Millcreek Township Municipal building from 6PM - 8PM. Master Gardener Gloria Kelly will present the program.
- Wednesday, May2, 2012
- Wednesday, May16, 2012
For more composting opportunities:
- The Erie County Extension Office at 825-0900
- Asbury Woods Nature Center at 836-6177
For compost bins check out the local hardware, home improvement stores, or lawn and garden stores.
Must be bagged as trash for curbside pickup.