John Clement of Austin Resource Recovery will be presenting Home Composting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Tour Headquarters at Sunshine Community Gardens. Come learn composting basics and get a free kitchen compost collection pail.
Then join Compost Coalition, a Funky Chicken Coop Tour Community Partner, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to explore Chickens in the Garden and how they can help you go Zero while improving gardens and soil.
Austin Resource Recovery, a City of Austin service, is working to reach Zero Waste by 2040, which means reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90 percent. The Home Composting Rebate Program supports Austin’s Zero Waste goal by educating residents about how to keep food scraps, yard trimmings and food-soiled paper out of the landfill.
Most Austinites can earn a $75 rebate on a home composting system through the City of Austin’s Home Composting Rebate Program. To qualify, attend this free composting class, then apply.