Kristine Major

Virtual Fall Compost Fair Planned for October

Kristine Major, Solid Waste Education Coordinator, 509.625.6521

Monday, October 4, 2021 at 5:10 p.m.

Virtual Fall Compost Fair Planned for October

There will not be a Fall Leaf Festival or Compost Fair at the Finch Arboretum this October, but you can still learn about composting fall leaves. The Spokane County Master Composters/Recyclers are bringing their Fall Compost Fair to the public in a virtual event. Through a self-paced online format, county residents can get great home composting tips and earn a free compost bin!

The virtual event will take place on the learning platform LearnWorlds. Participants will need to go the city’s solid waste online training page and create a log-in and password. Once the event launches on Saturday, Oct. 9 (not before), participants can enroll in the Virtual Fall Compost Fair 2021 class and watch videos, read provided materials and take a very short quiz to demonstrate their new composting knowledge. Students will have until Saturday, Oct. 23 to complete the class.

Once the quiz is passed, a coupon good for one free compost bin can be downloaded and redeemed. You must be a Spokane County resident to get the free compost 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, 2900 S. Geiger Boulevard between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 through Friday, Oct. 29 or by special arrangement. Due to health concerns and the need for social distancing, this event will be the only opportunity residents can earn a free compost bin this fall.

For more information, email or call 509.625.6580.

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

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