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 Jan 30 to join the 2023 Master Composter Training - 10 evenings, Feb to early-May. Apply via online web form, email PDF or print application.
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!
Add extra leaves to your compost, and create a windbreak to maximize heat retention during the winter.
Last updated January 15, 2023