Ocean County Press Release
LAKEWOOD – With warm weather making an appearance thoughts turn to yard work and gardening and Ocean County wants to give its residents the opportunity to learn how to compost.
"This class 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 Director Gerry P. Little, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management. "This workshop is free and provides many helpful tips on the benefits of composting."
The class runs from 10 a.m. to noon, May 12 at the Ocean County Recycling Education Center, here.
Registrants should arrive promptly. Lite snacks also will be provided. 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.
Attendees will learn how to manage organic waste, explore the benefits of using finished compost using backyard compost bins, vermicomposting and ways to improve soil health.
"The Ocean County 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," Little said. "It is so important to learn how to reuse food waste and turn it into a usable fertilizer for plantings in our yards."
The workshop 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 May 5.
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.