Join Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department as we celebrate International Compost Awareness Week! For 2018, the US Composting Council is focused on building a better future. The events are sponsored locally by ACC Recycling Division, Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful, UGA Cooperative Extension and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.
To help grow compost education, the Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (KACCB) Board of Directors is donating a copy of The Great Compost Heap, by Renaee Smith, to local elementary schools.
As an active partner of the ACC Green Schools Program and leader of the Community Garden Network’s School Garden Committee, KACCB is an organization dedicated to empowering citizens and businesses with the resources necessary to take action as environmental stewards. As a local non-profit, KACCB raises money to support teachers in their efforts to educate our youth about litter and waste reduction, gardening and composting, and community beautification.
Saturday, May 5 Visit the Master Composters booth at the West Broad Farmers Market. The market is open every Saturday from 9am-1pm, May 5 - December 15 Time: 9 am - 1 pm Location: 1573 West Broad Street | Athens, Georgia 30606
May 7-12 Compost sale at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill Jump-start your spring planting and landscaping projects. Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Location: 5700 Lexington Hwy | Winterville, GA Price: $6 per cubic yard (half price!) Available while supplies last.
Monday May 7 Vermicomposting Class Are you interested in composting but don’t have the space for an outdoor compost bin? During this class we will discuss vermicomposting (composting with worms). Vermicomposting is a great option for individuals who have limited outdoor space but want to compost food scraps. Time: 6-7 PM Location: Winterville Center for Community & Culture | 371 N. Church Street, Winterville Contact: Please RSVP and direct questions to ACC Recycling Division at email@example.com Cost: $7.50
Thursday, May 10 Compost Bin Sale Are you interested in taking waste reduction to the next level? If so, come and purchase a compost bin and recycle – mother nature style! Master Composters will be on site to answer any compost questions. Time: 5 PM – 7 PM Location: ACC Solid Waste Dept. | 725 Hancock Industrial, Way, Athens, GA 30605 Contact: Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful (706) 613-3501 ext. 312 Cost: $50 each, all proceeds to benefit Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Friday, May 11 Lunch & Learn @ Solid Waste: Composting 101 Bring your sack lunch & learn the basics from a Master Composter who can also answer your tougher composting questions. Participants will see various types of composting in action (worms, static, tumbler, 2-bin system.) Time: Noon-1 p.m. Location: ACC Solid Waste Dept. | 725 Hancock Industrial, Way, Athens, GA 30605 Contact: Please RSVP and direct questions to ACC Recycling Division at firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: Free!
Saturday, May 12 Winterville Marigold Festival Time: 10AM – 9 PM Location: Pittard Park, Winterville Master Composters, ACC Recycling Division, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful will all have booths at the annual Marigold Festival in Winterville. Stop by the EcoVillage between 10am and 5pm to learn about vermicomposting and the best way to compost where you live – you have options!