Master composter course returns this September

The RDOS will be hosting a free Master Composter / Recycler workshop on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30

 

The RDOS will be hosting a free Master Composter / Recycler workshop on Saturday September 29 and Sunday September 30 on composting and recycling. The Master Composter / Recycler program is set up to train local residents that want to educate themselves and others about effective composting and recycling practices.

Cameron Baughen, RDOS Solid Waste Management Coordinator, will be leading most of the weekend session. This will be the fourth time the free course has been offered locally.

“The workshop will be fun but intensive training for people who want to provide environmental education in their community,” explains Baughen. “Someone with very little experience will learn how to train others in composting basics. Residents that have composting experience will learn how to optimize their techniques.”

The end goal of the program is to empower people to promote composting and recycling in their community. To become a certified RDOS Master Composter, participants will be asked to volunteer. Volunteer activities range from setting up compost displays, hosting courses and helping to provide composting workshops for friends and family. Everyone is welcome. Participants are asked to pre-register by Thursday September 27.

This September the RDOS will be honouring two community volunteers that have achieved their RDOS Master Composter / Recycler designation.

For more information or to sign up please contact the RDOS Solid Waste Department at 250-490-4129, toll free at 1-877-610-3737 or info@rdos.bc.ca.