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Free Composting Seminars


Learn Backyard Composting 101 at Upcoming Free Seminars
Scheduled Throughout Cuyahoga County


Composting-made-easy is the theme of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District’s 2019 composting seminars and bin sales taking place at local municipal facilities throughout the year.

The informative seminars are designed to teach residents how to properly compost yard waste and food scraps in their backyards while offering low cost compost bins for sale.  Backyard composting helps reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes. Compost seminars are open to all county residents and registration is required.  To register for a seminar call  216.443.3731,  or visit

The schedule is as follows:

April 11, 2019, 6:30 PM

Solid Waste District HQ, 4750 East 131 Street, Garfield Heights

April 18, 2019, 6:00 PM

City Hall, 6281 Pearl Road, Parma Heights

May 7, 2019, 7:00 PM

Women's Pavilion, Lake Avenue, Lakewood

May 28, 2019, 6:30 PM

Community House, 303 Cahoon Road, Bay Village

June 4, 2019, Evening time TBA

Senior Center, 7727 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn

July 2, 2019, 6:30 PM

City Pavilion, 28000 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike

August 13, 2019, 7:00 PM

DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Road, Mayfield Heights

September 7, 2019, 11:00 AM

Frostville Museum Farmers Market, 24101 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted

11:00 AM

September 25, 2019, 6:30 PM

Village Hall, 4600 Lander Road, Orange Village

October 1, 2019

Recreation Center, 7777 Summitview Drive, Seven Hills

6:30 PM

What is compost? Compost consists of organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition (with oxygen). The process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in their homes, farmers on their land and by industries and cities through contracts with composting businesses.

Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation and wetland construction.

The following items are available for purchase by cash or check only:

Wishing Well Composter- $50.00
Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester - $55.00

Yard Butler (aeration tool) - $20.00

Compost Thermometer - $10.00

Sure-Close Compost Pail - $5.00