This fall, Pierce County's Environmental Educators will tackle everything from recycling to composting. You're invited to join us for three online classes and one in-person event as we answer the question: "What About Waste?"
These FREE classes, taught by the Pierce County Environmental Educators, are appropriate for most ages 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 now for one, two, or all the classes to receive emailed handouts and Zoom links beforehand.
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Trash Talk and the "3 RS"
Online. Thursday, September 29, 2022, 6-7:30 p.m.
There’s no such thing as away! Where does your garbage, recycling & yard waste go in Pierce County? Learn where it goes, how to make less & put us to the test with your tough questions. To better understand your garbage and recycling it’s best to dive right in!
Curious about recycling in Pierce County? What goes into recycling and what needs to be thrown away? Why do some items go in your curbside recycling container and others have to be dropped off? Where do recyclables go after they are collected? Are they really getting recycled? Get your recycling questions answered and learn the ins and outs of recycling right in Pierce County.
Prevent your food waste scraps from going to the landfill, where they contribute to the production of methane, a greenhouse gas. Managing organic scraps at home and returning their nutrients to the soil helps aid in the retention of carbon in soil. Several options will be explored including vermicomposting, trench composting, digesters, Bokashi, and the use of tumblers and other self-contained composting systems.
In-Person. Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
@WSU Puyallup - Victoria Room at the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden (2607 W. Pioneer, Puyallup 98371)
Join us as we explore the Master Gardeners’ compost demonstration site in Puyallup. Come see a working worm bin and hot compost piles in action. Leave with the understanding of how to build a hot compost pile and the ins and outs of how to set up a system that will work best for you. Bring your questions, we’ll have the answers, including helping you troubleshoot how to get your pile hot or keep your worm bin happy!