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
Celebrate spring's arrival at the annual Compost Fair at Tompkins County Cooperative Extension! In conjunction with the 4H Duck Race, this event is fun and educational for kids of all ages.
These trained volunteers educate the public about the joys of home composting! Training is held each winter, call today to find out how you can join!
Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!
Leaves are an excellent resource that an be used as compost. Learn how to properly apply leaves to your lawn or garden beds.
Last updated August 11, 2017