Madison Offers Home Compost Classes

April 21, 2009

Home Compost Bin Sale Set for May 9th

The City of Madison is offering three home composting classes this spring. The classes, taught by Streets Division staff with extensive personal experience in home composting will be offered in conjunction with the Madison Public Library.

The classes will be held as follows;

Saturday April 25, 11:00 a.m. Hawthorne Library 2707 E. Washington AV.

Saturday May 2, 11:00 a.m. Sequoya Library 513 S. Midvale BL
1:00 p.m. Meadowridge Library 5740 Raymond AV

"Composting at home is a great way to reduce the waste you send to the landfill while getting top quality soil for your garden," Madison Recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "These classes will give residents a chance to learn the basics of home composting."

"Our classes are also a great way for residents to become acquainted with the Earth Machine home compost bin which we will be selling at our annual compost bin sale on Saturday May 9," Dreckmann added. "We will have an Earth Machine on display and we will demonstrate how to use it. In addition, one person from each class will win an Earth Machine."

The compost classes are free of charge an open to anyone.

The compost bin sale will take place on Saturday May 9th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Alliant Energy Center Olin AV parking lot. Earth Machines will be on sale for $40, tax included. The sale, cosponsored by Dane County is open to anyone and there is no limit to the number of bins that can be purchased. This is a one-day only sale. Cash or checks will be accepted, no credit cards.

For additional information on the classes or the bin sale go to www.cityofmadison.com/streets or call 267-2626.

Contact:
  • George Dreckmann, 267-2626