Free in-person and online workshops promote composting and sustainable living

Clark County’s Composter Recycler program is offering a series of free in-person and online workshops about composting and sustainable living strategies.


The series will teach participants how to reduce their impact on the planet through composting, green cleaning, recycling, food waste prevention and low waste living

VANCOUVER – Clark County’s Composter Recycler program is offering a series of free in-person and online workshops about composting and sustainable living strategies. The series will teach participants how to reduce their impact on the planet through composting, green cleaning, recycling, food waste prevention and low waste living. 

Here are the workshops offered this spring:

  • Cooking with Leftovers on a Budget: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. Learn how to save money and prevent food waste by cooking with leftovers.
  • Backyard Composting: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 on Zoom. Learn how to construct a compost pile and heat it up. Participants will be eligible to receive a compost bin at no cost.
  • Worm Bin Composting: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 on Zoom. Learn how to construct and maintain a worm bin that will turn kitchen trimmings into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Participants will be eligible to receive a worm bin, bedding and worms at no cost.
  • Lasagna Composting: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 on Zoom. Learn how to grow, build, and plant a raised-bed garden from easily obtainable urban waste. No tilling or turning required.
  • Low Waste Living: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at Waste Connections of Washington, 12115 NE 99th St., #1830, Vancouver. Learn how to be an expert recycler and understand why only certain items can go into your blue recycle cart and glass bin. Participants will also hear tips and resources to repair, reuse and donate.
  • Green Cleaning: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Waste Connections of Washington, 12115 NE 99th St., #1830, Vancouver. Learn how to make three versatile and environmentally friendly household cleaners. Participants will be eligible to receive a green cleaning kit at no cost.
  • Composting with Red Worms: 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 NE 136th Ave., Vancouver. Learn how to compost using red worms to turn food scraps into natural fertilizer. Participants will be eligible to receive a worm bin, bedding and worms at no cost.

The Composter Recycler program is also offering free hands-on learning opportunities. Field training events are 10-11:30 am on the following dates and locations: 

  • Wednesday, April 3 at CASEE Center, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie.
  • Saturday, April 20 at Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver.
  • Wednesday, May 1 at CASEE Center, 11104 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie.
  • Saturday, May 18 at Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To register, visit the Composter Recycler website. Participants will receive a confirmation email after successful registration. Recordings of previous workshops are also available on the Composter Recycler website.

The Composter Recycler program educates the community about easy ways to reduce waste, increase recycling and create healthier homes. For more information about the program, visit the website or email info@clarkcountycomposts.org.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.


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