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Virtual Spring Compost Fair Planned

Kris Major, Solid Waste Education Coordinator, 509.625.6521


Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 2:06 p.m.


Want to celebrate Earth Week by learning how to reduce waste while improving your soil?  Discover the benefits of home composting at the annual Spring Compost Fair sponsored by the Spokane County Master Composters/Recyclers.  Due to health concerns around large gatherings, this popular event will take place online. For one week, county residents can get great home composting tips in a virtual classroom and earn a free compost bin if they complete it successfully.  There will also be an opportunity to talk live with a Master Composter/Recycler for those who have more questions on April 24 at 10 a.m.!

The virtual class will take place on a learning platform called LearnWorlds. Participants will need to go the City of Spokane’s solid waste online training page and enroll by creating a log-in and password. By choosing the Virtual Spring Compost Fair 2021 class when the event opens on Saturday, April 17, participants can then access the content, but not before. Once signed up, viewers can watch videos, read content, and take a very short quiz about composting any time between April 17 and the 24th.  A live webinar the morning of the 24th is for those who want to learn more and ask questions of an expert.

Once the compost fair quiz is submitted, participants can download a coupon which can be redeemed for a free compost bin. Participants must be a county resident to get the free bin, IDs will be checked at pick up, and there is a limit of one per household.  Coupons can be redeemed at the Waste to Energy facility’s administration building between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of April 26 or by special arrangement.  The WTE Admin. Bldg. is located at 2900 S. Geiger Blvd., Spokane. 

For more information, email solidwaste@spokanecity.org or call 509.625.6580.

For additional information on recycling and composting in Spokane, visit the City of Spokane’s website or their Solid Waste Disposal Department at 625.6580. For Spokane County information, visit their website or call 509.477.6800.