Our FREE classes are appropriate for all 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. View our class offerings below.
Trash Talk and the 3 Rs
September 21, 2021, 6-7:30 p.m.
There’s no such thing as away! Where does your garbage and recycling go in Pierce County? Learn the secrets to where it goes and put us to the test -- ask all your tough questions. To better understand your garbage and recycling it’s best to dive right in!
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.
Get the dirt on backyard composting! Learn how to turn your organic waste from your home and garden into compost that builds healthy soil ecosystems. Learn troubleshooting techniques along with how to balance carbon and nitrogen to really fire up any hot compost system. Several options will be explored including passive composting, and single bin and multi-bin hot composting, with a special “how-to” on getting tumblers to work!