County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2018

Reduce Waste - Learn Backyard Composting

FREEHOLD, NJ –Monmouth County has announced its 2018 Backyard Composting schedule for Monmouth County residents.

Learn the how-to’s of reducing your yard and household waste and improving your soil at one of these free 45-minute sessions.

· Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. – Freehold, Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd.
· Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. – Manasquan Recreation Annex, 67 Atlantic Ave.
· Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. – Middletown, Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd.
· Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. – Middletown, Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd.
· Saturday, November 3 at 10 a.m. – Middletown, Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd.

The workshops are free, but advance registration is required. To reserve one of the limited seats, call 732-683-8686, ext. 6721 or download the registration form from the recycling section of the County Reclamation Center’s webpage at .

“Many of our residents want to do what they can to reduce their household waste and help preserve the environment,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Reclamation Center. “The Backyard Composting workshops are a great opportunity to learn, seek guidance and purchase a bin to start composting at home.”

Participants may purchase an Earth Machine backyard composting bin at the session for $35.

If you already compost and would like to purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin, you may do so for $35 at one of the five towns that have partnered with the County to expand composting opportunities for residents:

· Spring Lake Heights DPW, 555 Atlantic Ave., 732-449-6983
· Ocean Township, 240 Whale Pond Rd., 732-531-5000, ext. 3364
· Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Route 539, 609-758-7715
· Freehold Township DPW – Jackson Mills Road, 732-294-2161

You should call first for availability and hours for pickup. Payment must be by check made payable to the “Monmouth County Grant Fund.”

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