Ocean County Press Release
LAKEWOOD – Ocean County residents are invited to participate in a free "How To" Compost Class scheduled for April 29 at the Ocean County Recycling Education Center, here.

"This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning learning about how to reuse your organic waste while helping the environment," said Ocean County Freeholder Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. "This class is free and provides many helpful tips on the benefits of composting."

The class is being sponsored by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. It is open to Ocean County residents.

The class runs from 10 a.m. to noon and registrants should arrive promptly. Lite snacks also will be provided.

Attendees will learn how to manage organic waste, explore the benefits of using finished compost, and ways to improve soil health through backyard bin composting and vermicomposting.

"The Department of Solid Waste Management does a great job hosting programs that educate residents on how to use food waste and improve soil for gardening," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. "We appreciate the work that they continue to do to help better Ocean County."

The class will be presented by the Ocean County Master Composters. It will be held at the Ocean County Recycling Education Center at the Ocean County Northern Recycling Center, 800 Towbin Ave., here.

Registration is required as seating is limited. The registration deadline is April 21.

For more information and to register, contact Mary Jerkowicz, Senior Program Monitor, Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, at 732-506-5047 Ext. 4365.

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