Did You Know?

Did you know about 95% of food that could be composted ends up in landfills (Source: EPA Infographic). One of the easiest and effective ways to reduce this number is by composting at home.

Composting at home is the best way to recycle residential organic waste into an ideal material for improving lawn and garden soils.  Compost adds essential nutrients and organic matter to the soil, while also building soil structure by loosening the soil for better root penetration and improving the soil’s capacity to hold water.

Want to learn how? Jamie Schwartz, Solid Waste Operations Supervisor, is presenting at a free workshop hosted by the Douglas County Conservation District on Thursday, September 14th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Meeting Hall from 1:00-2:00 p.m. During ‘Compost Made Easy’ we will explore the most common, and easiest ways of creating your very own “black gold”. Whether you are a first time composter or a veteran, the topics and perspectives will open your eyes to an unseen world right under our feet. You can RSVP to the Facebook event by clicking here.

Finished compost can take time! In the meantime, mark your calendar for our three-day Fall Compost & Woodchip Sale Event September 14, 15, and 16 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Trucks and trailers will be loaded for $10/scoop, cash only.

Visit lawrenceks.org/swm/backyardcompost/ for more information about composting at home, as well as details on the Earth Machine backyard composting bin that we sell out of our office for $40.


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