City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Rice, (209) 574-5495
Release Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 12:00:00 PM

FREE Backyard Composting Class


The City of Modesto, in partnership with Modesto Junior College Community Education, is sponsoring a FREE backyard composting class this spring for residents of Modesto. Non-Modesto residents are also welcome to attend for a small $35.00 tuition cost for those living outside the city. The next spring composting class will be held on:

 

·         Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Please note that advanced registration is required by calling 575-6063.

 

Those attending and completing the class will be given a $5.00 coupon towards the purchase of a City of Modesto compost bin. The class objective is to make information available on backyard composting, waste reduction/minimization, waste efficient yard care and vermicomposting. With spring in full swing this is an excellent opportunity to show people how to make compost from their garbage waste and grow amazing fruits, vegetables and flowers in their own garden.

 

Also available to Modesto residents only are FREE food scrap composting buckets, one per household. Simply call your garbage service provider and request a bucket to be delivered FREE of charge to your residence. Call either Gilton Solid Waste (209) 527-3781 or Bertolotti Disposal (209) 537-8000.

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