Learn the art of composting at Fall Leaf Festival on October 26

Kris Major, Education Coordinator, Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 509.625.6521

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2:25 p.m.

The Spokane Master Composters/Recyclers will sponsor their 35th semi-annual Compost Fair at the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Fair is being held as part of the Fall Leaf Festival and starts at 11 a.m. Attendees must arrive by 1:30 p.m. to complete all of the activities by the 2 p.m. close.

Participants will learn how to make compost at home out of garden debris, food scraps, and all those leaves that will start falling from your trees. Activity stations will demonstrate the materials that can be composted, types of bins to use, and how to build and turn a pile. There will be hands-on experiences as well as lots of information.

The Fair is free and open to everyone. Spokane County attendees, with identification verifying residence, can receive a free plastic compost bin after completing the learning stations. There is a limit of one bin per household. The bins are provided by Spokane Regional Solid Waste System and grant funds from the Washington Department of Ecology. The Master Composters/Recyclers are volunteers sponsored by the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System.

For more information on the Compost Fair, call Recycling Information, 625-6800. The John A. Finch Arboretum is located at 3404 W. Woodland Blvd., at the intersection of Sunset Highway and “F” Street.

About the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System
The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System provides Spokane County residents with recycling and disposal services that strive to be cost effective, efficient and environmentally appropriate. Visit our web site at www.solidwaste.org.