County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
March 13, 2019

Reducing waste and improving soil
Residents can learn backyard composting

FREEHOLD, NJ – Monmouth County has announced the spring 2019 Backyard Composting Workshop schedule for residents.

County residents will learn how to reduce household waste and improve soil during an informative, 45-minute presentation at the following seminar dates:

  • Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. – Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Rd.
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. – Manasquan Recreation Annex, 67 Atlantic Ave.
  • Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. – Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski 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.

“These free workshops are the perfect opportunity for households to learn how to reduce waste,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the County’s Reclamation Center. “You can bring the whole family and teach your children about the importance of composting. The lessons we teach children now will help Monmouth County’s environment for generations to come.”

The Monmouth County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling offers a brochure for children who are interested in learning more about composting.

Through this brochure, children will learn not only why composting is a great way to recycle but also what is and is not acceptable to compost at home. If you would like to request copies of this brochure, call 732-683-8686, ext. 6721.

For more information about Monmouth County recycling, go to

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