Thursday, August 26, 2021

PA Resources Council Sets Schedule Of Western PA Backyard Composting, Rain Barrel, Recycling Workshops In September

PA Resources Council will hold eight backyard composting, rain barrel and recycling workshops in September, both webinars and in-person in Allegheny and Washington counties.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.  The workshops are sponsored by Green Mountain Energy.

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

Composting webinars will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 on September 1 and 7.

In-person backyard composting workshops will be held--

-- September 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Fern Hollow Nature Center, Allegheny County

-- September 20, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo Inn at South Park, Allegheny County 

-- September 21, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Parish Hill at North Park, Allegheny County 

-- September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse, Washington County

Compost bin distribution in Southwestern PA by appointment only.  Individuals will register for a time to pick up rain barrels after completing online instruction. 

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 Rain Barrel/Watershed Awareness Webinar will be held September 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Rain barrel distribution in Southwestern PA by appointment only.  Individuals will register for a time to pick up rain barrels after completing online instruction.  


PRC will offer a free “Recycling & Waste Reduction” webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 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.

Click Here to pre-register for the workshops

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. 

Related Articles: 

-- Gov. Wolf:  Urges Public To Stop Costly, Unsightly Practice Of Littering, Illegal Dumping  

-- PA Resources Council: Household Chemical Collection Event Sept. 11 In Allegheny County  

-- Keep PA Beautiful: Affiliates In Cambria, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry Counties To Hold Special Collection Events 

[Posted: August 26, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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