The Compost Education Program supports the goals of the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management to divert compostable materials from the waste stream and thereby maximize waste reduction in Tompkins County. This mission is achieved by training and supporting community volunteers to educate and enthuse the public about the benefits and methods of composting.
Program funded by the Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management
Apply by January 28 to join the 2019 Master Composter Training, on 10 evenings, Feb.-May with dates off for holidays & breaks. Apply online or print an application!
Learn about "Vermicomposting," an indoor composting system that uses red worms. Every household leaves with a starter bin and worms! $10/household, space is limited!
Don't miss our annual Compost Fair, held at CCE-Tompkins on 4/28/18 in conjunction with the 4H Duck Race; fun & educational for all ages!
Join the Compost Learning Collaborative to use our sites to compost your food scraps. Help manage the compost, and go home with finished compost. All free!
Last updated January 4, 2019