05/02/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/02/2017 08:32
Spring is here, and it's time to take your recycling and gardening efforts to the next level by learning how to compost in your own backyard! Get started today by signing up for one of Denver Recycles' and Denver Urban Gardens' free Learn to Compost classes. These hands-on classes showcase just how easy and fun it is to make your own compost from food scraps and yard debris.
Organic materials such as leaves, branches, grass clippings and food scraps make up more than half of what Denver residents send to the landfill each year. Making and utilizing compost at your home not only puts these resources to good use and sends less material to the landfill, it also improves lawn and garden health, conserves resources, saves money, and increases overall soil quality.
Free Learn to Compost classes start Sunday, April 30 and are offered through mid-October at the Denver Compost Demonstration Site within the Gove Community Garden at 13 Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will open one month prior to each class date. Pre-registration is required. To sign up for classes, visit dug.org/compost or call 303-292-9900.
Each hands-on, two-hour Learn to Compost class teaches the basics of backyard composting. In addition, two types of special in-depth classes are also offered:
This program is sponsored by Denver Recycles and Denver Urban Gardens. For more information about this program and other compost options offered by Denver Recycles, please visit DenverGov.org/DenverRecycles or call 311.