09/21/05
Contact: Div. of Solid Waste
Telephone: 732-745-4170


Middlesex Countyís Solid Waste & Extension Departments Present a Composting Workshop

Middlesex County residents can learn how to reduce waste and improve their soil by composting yard waste and kitchen scraps in their backyards. An overview of this waste- reducing technique will be presented at two free composting seminars held at the Middlesex County EARTH Center in Davidsonís Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue South Brunswick. Classes will run approximately 2 hours.

Backyard Composting Vermi-Composting (using worms)
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 10 am Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 6:30 pm

Please call the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management at 732-745-4170 or e-mail solidwaste@co.middlesex.nj.us if you would like to register for the free workshop. Workshop attendees may also pick up pre-purchased compost bins at the workshops. Call the Solid Waste office for a list of available compost bins.

These workshops are part of the first fully staffed season of the EARTH Center. At the EARTH Center, besides learning about composting, county residents can purchase soil test kits, pesticide application test manuals or submit pest & disease samples.

Even if you canít visit the new Extension Center this season, you can still get great gardening tips plus information on the infamous Asian Longhorn Beetle at the Middlesex County Extension website, just visit http://co.middlesex.nj.us/extensionservices and click on Educational Video.

For more information on programs offered by the Middlesex County office of Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension call 732 398 5260.

Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.