The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority) will be holding an informational workshop on composting on Saturday May 6th, in recognition of International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW).
International Compost Awareness Week is celebrated during the first full week of May (May 7-13) in countries all around the world. Each year a different theme for ICAW is chosen, with this year’s theme being “For Healthier Soil, Healthier Food…Compost!” This theme was selected by a team of international partners, all of which wanted to select a topic of global importance that is related to compost.
Recycling organic material into compost helps to reinvigorate soil making it healthier and more nutritious, which in turn produces healthier and more nutritious food. Compost also helps reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, improves water quality and conserves water, and stores carbon in soil, which helps reduce the impact of climate change. Composting your food waste also helps extend the lifespan of the Regional Landfill!
To promote International Compost Awareness Week, the Authority will be partnering with the Oneida County Cornell Cooperative Extension to host an informational workshop on composting. If you just purchased a compost bin through our Earth Day sale or have a compost bin you are not sure how to use, this will be the perfect opportunity to learn how to compost!
The composting workshop is going to be held at the Oneida-Herkimer Recycling Center, located at 80 Leland Ave Extension in Utica. The workshop will start promptly at 10:00am and will also include a tour of the Authority’s compost site. Parking will be in the EcoDrop parking lot.
The composting workshop will be held rain or shine, so please dress accordingly and wear closed toed shoes. Please RSVP for the workshop at https://forms.gle/bCkiTLHvCkYQN7PH6.
For more information on the Authority’s Spring Composting Workshop, please visit http://www.ohswa.org or call 315-733-1224. Additional information can also be found on our Facebook page.