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Composting classes for Monroe County residents

Published April 05. 2019 11:33AM

Why spend money on potting soil, fertilizers and other items for your garden when you can make your own for free, by composting waste you already have?

Turn your scraps into rich soil for planting. This is a great way to recycle your fruit and vegetables scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells, grass clippings, leaves and much, much more.

Composting your food waste will reduce waste, your cost for disposal, and save valuable landfill space.

The Monroe County Municipal Waste Management Authority and Pocono Heritage Land Trust will co-sponsor a one-hour, backyard composting workshop in which participants will learn the “do’s and don’ts” of composting from certified master gardener Cindy Parks.

This workshop will take place on April 13 at the Brodhead Creek Heritage Center, 1539 Cherry Lane Road, East Stroudsburg.

The classes will start at 9 a.m. and last approximately one hour. The classes are $25 per person and each participant will receive a backyard “Earth Machine” compost bin valued at $99.

In order to participate, you must preregister and prepay with the Monroe County Waste Authority. Classes are limited to 20 people.

For more information or to register for class, visit www.thewasteauthority.com, email cparks@thewasteauthority.com or call 570-643-6100.

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