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Nothing is wasted when you learn how to manage food waste and recycle your yard debris and kitchen scraps at home.

These FREE classes are recommended for ages 6 to adult and designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to reduce your eco-footprint and make Pierce County a more livable community for everyone. Register for one, two, or all the classes to receive emailed handouts and the Zoom link beforehand. 

Pierce County Planning & Public Works takes the health and safety of its community and employees seriously. Because of this, we have decided to hold all of our classes online using Zoom. 

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Composting IconComposting: The Breakdown

May 4, 6-7:30 p.m.

Are you looking for new ideas to turn your food or garden waste into something useful? Get an overview of compost basics and learn about different methods, including Hügelkultur, Bokashi, trench, tumblers, and Interbay mulch.

Register Here

Composting Icon 2Vermicomposting

May 11, 6-7:30 p.m.

Do you want the whole family to learn how to care for worms? This class is for all ages to learn basics for setting up, caring for, and troubleshooting worm bin composting.

SOLD OUT: Pre-ordered worms and kits available on the registration page. 

Order by May 13th.

$20 1 pound of worms (bring your own bin)

$30 1 pound of worms and a pre-drilled bin

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Composting Icon 3Backyard Compost Tumblers 101

May 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

We’ll dig into how to use manufactured compost tumblers. Do they really work? How hard are they to use? Learn troubleshooting techniques along with how to build healthy soil and how to balance carbon and nitrogen to really fire up your compost tumbler.

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You will receive the Zoom link to participate via email the day before the class – be sure to check your spam filters if you do not see the email.


We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop for any reason. 

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