Thursday, April 22, 2021

PA Resources Council Sets May Schedule Of Online Composting, Rain Barrel, Recycling Workshops

PA Resources Council's May schedule of online conservation workshops on backyard composting, rain barrel and recycling.

Backyard Composting

Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.  

The workshops will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 4 and May 19.

The $70 course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.  

Individuals living in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas can take part in a Backyard Composting webinar and then pick up a compost bin at a regional PRC offices in Pittsburgh and Delaware County by appointment. 

Rain Barrel

Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape.  Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution.

The workshops will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 11 and May 26.

The $80 course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel.

Individuals living in the greater Pittsburgh area can take part in a Rain Barrel webinar and then pick up a compost bin at a regional PRC office in Pittsburgh by appointment.

Recycling & Waste Reduction

PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on May 13, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  

The online workshop will answer common questions surrounding recycling issues such as curbside collection, hard-to-recycle materials and pharmaceutical disposal. 

Learn recycling best practices by joining the webinar from anywhere in Pennsylvania. 

PRC conservation workshop webinars are sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.

Click Here to register for these conservation workshops.  Pre-registration is required.

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

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[Posted: April 22, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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