Ocean County Press Release
Class Teaches How to Manage Organic Waste

OCEAN COUNTY residents interested in learning how to compost can sign up for the county's free Spring "How To" Compost Class scheduled for Saturday, May 10.

The class is scheduled to begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. and participants are asked to be at the Ocean County Recycling Education Center by 10 a.m. The Education Center is located at the county's Northern Recycling Center, 800 Towbin Ave., Lakewood.

"This free program is a great hands-on program for residents interested in learning how to compost their organic waste," said Freeholder James F. Lacey, who serves as liaison to the county's recycling program. "The class is taught by Ocean County Master Composters."

The class runs about an hour and a half.

"We urge our residents to sign up for this program," Lacey said. "This gives our residents the opportunity to reuse in a beneficial way some of the organic waste produced at home. Compost can be used in the gardening of plants and vegetables as well as for the lawn and shrubs."

The program is sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management.

To register for the class, contact Mary Jerkowicz, program monitor, at (732) 506-5047. The class is limited to 25 attendees.

"This is a great way to spend a Saturday," said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. "What you learn in this class can provide long-term benefits for you and the environment."

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