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Free Composting Workshop in Blythe

Saturday, January 30

BLYTHE, Calif – The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will host a free backyard composting workshop in Blythe Valley on Saturday, January 30. Attend this “how-to” workshop to learn how to recycle organic resources such as yard trimmings, fruit and vegetable waste into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil conditioner. Compost can be used to enrich the soil in gardens, lawns and house plants. Instead of putting organic waste in the garbage to be hauled to the landfill, learn to compost.

The free “how-to” backyard composting workshop begins at 10 a.m. at the Blythe Community/Senior Center in Todd Park, 445 N. Broadway.

Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It’s a great way to turn waste into a beneficial soil amendment. In composting, organic material is mixed together in a pile or bin, where literally millions of tiny microbes digest the material and turn it into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.

The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources provides this free workshop in an effort to divert waste and help preserve valuable space in the county sanitary landfill. For years, the department has trained volunteer master composters who explain how to create compost easily and efficiently from organic wastes. Low-cost compost bins, subsidized by the department, also will be available for purchase by Riverside County residents (limit three per household). County residents can purchase compost bins by personal check or Visa/MasterCard (75-cent processing fee applies).

For more information, contact Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200.

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