Master Composter/Recycler program offers two free classes

VANCOUVER – Clark County’s Master Composter/Recycler program will hold two composting classes this month at the 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Both classes are free, but registration is required.

A “worm shop” will be held 6-8 p.m. Tue., Oct. 11. Participants will receive a free worm bin and worms and information on what worm composting is, why it is beneficial and how to build and maintain a worm bin.

A backyard composting class will be held 10 a.m.-noon Sat., Oct. 22. Participants will learn the basics of composting and how to build a backyard compost pile.

To register for either workshop, visit

“These two workshops will prepare people to successfully set up their own composting operations,” said Pete DuBois, who leads the Master Composter/Recycler Program.

Clark County Public Health’s Master Composter/Recycler program educates the community about ways to reduce waste, increase recycling and consider impacts on natural resources.

To become a Master Composter/Recycler, participants receive 30 hours of training during a 10-week class. In exchange, they commit to 30 hours of volunteer activities once they graduate. Trained Master Composter/Recyclers teach workshops, attend community events, operate composting demonstration sites and share their knowledge with neighbors and groups.

To sign up for the 2017 Master Composter/Recycler training, visit

For questions about the Master Composter/Recycler program, contact Pete DuBois at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4961 or email

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