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On-Site Community Composting

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Human Services Complex, 323 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865

More and more people are composting their food scraps. By learning the science related to composting people can be successful composting anywhere- at home, at work, in schools and at restaurants. Jean Bonhotal, Director of Cornell Waste Management Institute, will teach participants about composting, answer questions, and help build confidence in participants to start composting where food scraps are generated, also known as “on-site.” 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County in partnership with Cornell Waste Management Institute is hosting an educational program titled “On-Site Community Composting; The Science for Everyone to Compost Organics” on Wednesday November 15, 4:00pm-6:300pm. The program will be held at Schuyler County Human Resources Complex in Montour Falls, NY. The cost to attend the workshop is $10.00, and the fee is waived for any current students. Parking is free. Cheese pizza will be served to participants. At the end of this educational program participants can take home materials for a wire compost bin so they can start composting on-site.

“On-site composting reduces our waste stream, makes a great soil amendment, and can be done on-site at home in residential settings, or scaled-up to be implemented at commercial sites. The science is the same no matter what scale you plan to compost, whether it is residential or a commercial operation,” said Jean Bonhotal, director of Cornell’s Waste Management Institute. Bonhotal added, “community composting can help build neighbor relationships too. People can combine their food scraps together with their neighbors, because compost piles are so efficient at breaking down food scraps, one pile can be enough for several homes.” 

Registration is required to attend this educational program.  Fees for students can be waived.

For More Information Contact:  

Ryan Staychock 
Environmental/Natural Resources Educator for Cayuga, Schuyler, & Seneca CCE
(315) 255-1183


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