Home Composting

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Marathon County Solid Waste is another great resource for all of your refuse and recycling questions.  Check out their website: http://www.marathoncountysolidwaste.org/.

Home Composting
The Village of Weston will be hosting another Home Composting Workshop, which will be presented by Marathon County Solid Waste and Recycling Connections Corporation, on Saturday, May 13, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  This year the workshop will be held at the Weston Farmer's Market, located on the corner of Schofield Avenue and Camp Phillips Road.  More information on registration for this workshop can be found on this Home Composting Flyer.  Feel free to e-mail Valerie Parker at vparker@westonwi.gov, for questions about the planned workshop.
 
This workshop is being coordinated again, after having well-attended workshops in the past, and as we continue to receive inquiries on what to do with food waste. 

Please do not put food waste inside your recycling cart.  Your options with food waste are to either place your food waste in your refuse cart or consider home composting.

Composting or "recycling" our own yard, garden and kitchen waste is the easiest and cheapest way of taking responsibility for some of our own waste.  Did you know that food and yard waste make up over 25% to 30% of our solid wastes nationwide?

The BEST place to compost is in our own back yards.

Composting meets the criteria of the three R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Through composting, the amount of waste sent to the landfill is Reduced, the organic matter is Reused, and it is Recycled into a useful soil amendment.
  
If you are interested in learning more about home composting and/or would like to purchase a compost bin, please contact Marathon County Solid Waste at 877-270-3989.
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