ICAW Events


Tour a Compost Facility (Specialized Environmental Technologies)

Location: Rosemount, MN
Start Date: 5/31/2018
End Date: 5/31/2018
Details: Thursday, May 31 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Departs from the Rec Center at 3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Check-in: Arrive by 12:30 p.m. and check-in at the front desk inside the Rec Center

  • We will have a short presentation starting at 12:30pm in the Rec Center, load the bus by 1 p.m., drive to compost facility for tour, and return to the Rec Center by 4 p.m.
  • Transportation to the compost facility is provided by the city.
  • Tour is free and open to St. Louis Park residents.
  • Must be age 10 and over to participate.
  • A parent or other adult is required to accompany individuals under 18.
  • Please plan to bring a reusable water bottle, wear closed toe shoes, and dress to be outside walking over uneven terrain.

Contact: Kala Fisher: or 952-924-2183
Xinci Tan: or 952-924-2652


Compost sale at the Athens-Clarke County Landfill

Location: Athens-Clarke County Landfill, 5700 Lexington Hwy Winterville, GA
Start Date: 5/7/2018
End Date: 5/11/2018
Details: Jump-start your spring planting and landscaping projects. $6 per cubic yard (half price!) Available while supplies last.

Henderson County Backyard Compost Workshop

Location: Kaplan Auditorium, 301 N Washington St Hendersonville, NC 28739
Start Date: 5/10/2018
End Date: 5/10/2018
Event Link:
Details: Join a community-wide conversation about food waste reduction, DIY backyard bins, vermicomposting, enriching your garden, and more! This workshop is open to curious and experienced backyard composters and gardeners to enliven the conversation. Learn about options for those without a yard, too!
Contact: Rachel H. Kipar, AICP, Environmental Programs Coordinator, Henderson County,, (828) 694-6524

Food Waste Collection Event

Location: Capen Park, Columbia, MO
Start Date: 5/8/2018
End Date: 5/8/2018
Event Link:
Details: The City of Columbia is offering a one-day collection event where the public can drop-off food waste from their home or workplace. The event will be held in coordination with International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) and will overlap with the City's Compost Workshop scheduled for 6:00pm that evening. Anyone can compost in their backyard or even inside their home. However, this collection event will demonstrate if residents are more likely to use a public collection, similar to the Recycling Drop-off Centers located throughout Columbia. The collection event will also help the Solid Waste Utility understand the benefits and challenges (if any) that result from offering a public food waste collection site. Please remember that this event is only occurring on May 8th, 8:00am to 8:00pm. Future collection events may be scheduled if large quantities food waste are collected.
Instructions: The food waste collection event only accepts food waste. This can include fruits, vegetables, meat, bones, dairy, soups, sauces, bread, pasta, coffee grounds, and other food items. This material would be placed directly into the City's Compost Operation, so please do not leave any plastic bags, plates, cups, utensils, or other items that are not considered a food waste product. The food waste can be stored in a bucket or plastic tub, and then emptied into the collection container placed at Capen Park. Do not leave food waste or any other trash material outside the collection container.
Contact: Ben Kreitner, Waste Minimization Coordinator, City of Columbia

Compost Exploration Station & Food Scrap Drop-Off

Location: All Food Scrap Drop-Off sites operated by NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden
Start Date: 5/8/2018
End Date: 5/10/2018
Event Link:
Details: In honor of International Compost Awareness Week, the NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden will be setting up Compost Exploration Stations at our Food Scrap Drop-Off sites from 5/8 to 5/10.
Stop by to drop off your food scraps, meet our Red Wiggler worms, take home a mini bag of compost made from local organics, and discover how you can green New York City through composting. Click the event link to see our site locations and times. Happy composting!
Contact: Forest Abbott-Lum, Organics Recovery Coordinator at NYC Compost Project hosted by Queens Botanical Garden,

Got Compost? Workshop

Location: 615 Paul Russell Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Start Date: 5/8/2018
End Date: 5/8/2018
Event Link:
Details: In celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County agents, Mark Tancig and Molly Jameson, are hosting a hands-on workshop all about compost! Participants will learn about: What is compost? Benefits of composting C:N ratio Composting techniques How to build a compost pile Composting on a small and large scale The workshop will be on Tuesday, May 8th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Leon County Extension Office (615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL). Cost is $5 to attend. Light refreshments will be available. Part of this workshop will be outside and hands-on, so please dress accordingly!
Contact: Please contact Molly Jameson, with questions.

GA Recycling Coalition Compost Tour

Location: Athens-Clarke County Compost Site
Start Date: 5/1/2018
End Date: 5/1/2018
Details: The ACC Commercial Composting Facility (Classic City Compost) is an EPD permitted commercial composting facility covering 4.5 paved acres. The composting facility opened in January 2011. Unprocessed and processed leaf and limb debris is stored on the adjoining unpaved piece of property which adds an additional 4.5 acres of compost facility footprint. The ACC Commercial Composting Facility produces two types of compost: Bio-solid compost and Food Scraps compost. Bio-solid compost consists of composted bio-solids and leaf & limb debris. Bio-solids refer to processed wastewater solids that have met specific criteria and are suitable for composting. The landfill receives the bio-solids from ACC Public Utilities Wastewater Treatment Facilities. Food Scraps compost consists of composted food scraps picked up by the Athens-based business Let Us Compost and leaf & limb debris.
Contact: Gloria Hardegree

Introduction to Urban Home Composting

Location: Silo City Hoop House 658 Ohio Street; Buffalo, NY 14203
Start Date: 5/6/2018
End Date: 5/6/2018
Event Link:
Details: Introduction to Urban Home Composting Recognize the value of composting in our city and learn how to compost food scraps and yard debris in your urban backyard or school. Participants will learn what materials can be composted and methods to break them down effectively in a small space. Learn about the 5 factors of composting for successful management of the decomposition process. A hands-on opportunity will be available to process food scraps enabling attendees to understand the tools and techniques necessary to create this healthy, local, and natural fertilizer. This workshop will also include a tour of the Silo City composting facility which processes 100+ tons of food scraps from the Lexington Cooperative Markets each year. RSVP by Tuesday, May 1. Location: Rigidized Metals @ Silo City, Address: 658 Ohio Street Buffalo, NY (within Greenhouse on parking lot) Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm
Contact: Sashti:


Location: 1603 13th St. Des Moines, IA 50314
Start Date: 5/12/2018
End Date: 5/12/2018
Event Link:
Details: Plants 4 My Peeps International Compost Awareness Week at Empowerment Gardens, May 12th 2pm-7pm. Poets, Live Music Free Food, Workshop/Demonstration, Site Tour, Games.
Contact: David Houston, 515.867.0029,, P.O. Box 8206, Des Moines, IA 50301

Compost Fair & Education Day

Location: Sustainable Living Center 180 PTL Arthur Chaires Lane Schenectady NY 12309
Start Date: 4/28/2018
End Date: 4/28/2018
Event Link:
Details: The Schenectady County Recycles Compost Fair will be a celebration of all things related to the science of soil, soil conservation, and backyard composting! Admission to the Fair will be free and open to the public.
Compost Fair Attractions
Visit environmental education booths-for all ages!
Composting Demonstrations led by CCE Master Composters
Ask a Master Gardener
Booth + Soil Testing by Master Gardeners
Fresh Food Farm Stand by CCE Roots & Wisdom program
Enter to win special Raffle Prizes courtesy of Friends of the Greenhouse
Compost Games hosted by Food Scraps 360 and Schenectady County Environmental Advisory
Committee's Recycling Team
Composting/Gardening Book Sale hosted by Friends of the Schenectady County Library
Visit our wacky worm Photo Booth
Learn about reducing wasted food, backyard composting, and how to use finished compost
And much more!!!
Sign-Up for Workshops at the Compost Fair
Bokashi Composting for Beginners
Bokashi is an indoor, fermentation method of composting, and is a great addition to any composting system. Bokashi composting is a way of breaking down those hard to compost food scraps like meat and dairy products- the end result can be added to your compost pile. $5 class fee for lecture by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Composter, with the option to add on a complete bokashi kit with bokashi mix for an additional $15
Vermicomposting for Beginners
Vermicomposting is an indoor method of composting that uses worms to break down food scraps. Worms create compost (castings) that are very high in beneficial bacteria! Composting with worms is a great option for people who want to compost but don't have a lot of yard waste. Learn everything you need to know to maintain your new worm farm! $35 class fee includes lecture by Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Composter, complete "ready to go" flow-through composting bin, and 1 lb of Red Wiggler worms.
Pre-Order Compost Bins & Composting Supplies
Visit the Compost Fair and go home a composter! March through June, you can sign-up to order a GEOBIN backyard composting bin (Our Price $32.00) and/or sign up to order a 2 gallon kitchen food scrap collection containers by NOVA products (Our Price $6.50). Pick up you order at the Compost Fair. Your purchase includes a free composting demonstration at the Fair!
Contact: Angelina Peone

Growin' Green Garden Market

Location: SCARCE, 799 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Start Date: 5/5/2018
End Date: 5/5/2018
Event Link:
Details: Join SCARCE for our annual kick-off to the growing season! Purchase small quantities of food scrap amended compost for use in your yard and garden (pre-order available). Shop our Garden Market for local and sustainable garden goods. - Sustainably grown seedlings - Northeastern Illinois native plants - Rain barrels - Local honey - Meet local farmers, learn about the CSA model, & sign-up for a produce subscription
Contact: 630-545-9710

Home Composting Workshop

Location: West Earl Township building (157 W. Metzler Rd, Brownstown PA)
Start Date: 5/19/2018
End Date: 5/19/2018
Details: Join us for a fun and informative look at residential composting. Whether you are thinking of starting a vegetable garden or are just looking for better ways to recycle every day trash, this workshop is for you. PLUS – everyone that attends will receive a surprise gift and be in the running for a home compost bin courtesy of LCSWMA. This is just our way of saying thank you for doing your part in the battle against waste and landfills. This is a FREE event but pre-registration is recommended.
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Contact: Please contact the township at (717) 859-3201 or

Compost-A-Thon with Sunshine Community Compost

Location: Sarasota, Florida
Start Date: 5/6/2018
End Date: 5/12/2018
Event Link:
Details: Join Sunshine Community Compost during International Compost Awareness Week for Florida's first ever Compost-A-Thon!​ Sign-up, recieve a sealed bucket, collect kitchen scraps for a week during International Compost Awareness Week (May 6-12), deposit them during the "weigh-in" at the end of the week (Sat. May 12th) at an assigned community compost site and then head over to a fun luncheon with children's activities, prizes, speakers and other community compost enthusiasts!​ *CELEBRATION LUNCHEON* - Saturday, May 12th from 12-2 p.m.​ with children's activities, learning stations, prizes, speakers and lunch! Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Contact: Tracie Troxler, 650-743-3104 -

Prince William Compost Awareness Day Event 2018

Location: Connaughton Plaza -1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA 22192
Date: 4/28/2018
Event Link:
Details: Free Event - New Location
The Prince William County Solid Waste Division will host its annual Compost Awareness Day Event, Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sean T. Connaughton Community Plaza, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA. This year’s theme is Compost! Building A Better Future. The event will feature Virginia Cooperative Extension Prince William Master Gardeners Demos:
• 10:30 a.m. - Container gardening
• 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. - Worms/Vermicomposting
• 12 noon - Using Compost/Mulch in Landscaping
• 1 p.m. - Composting in Urban & Suburban Lots
Free Compost Samples and Coupons
Compost Exhibits
Compost Bin Sales
Plant Sale
Other activities
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Contact: Deborah Campbell -

City of Columbia Missouri Compost Operations Facility Tour

Location: 5700 Peabody Rd, Columbia Missouri, at the City's Landfill
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Event Link:
Details: The City of Columbia Missouri is offering a tour of its Compost Operations Facility. Registration is strongly encourage. Find the registration form by following the Event Link. When entering the landfill complex, tour participants must drive to the left of the scale house. DO NOT drive over the scale. After going around the scale house, take the 1st right. Tour will commence form the lot of the Materials Recovery Facility, the 1st building on the right.
Time: 9:30am-10:30am
Contact: Ben Kreitner
Waste Minimization Coordinator
City of Columbia, Missouri
5700 Peabody Road
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 874-6254

Home Composting Workshops

Location: 1600, Capen Park Drive, Columbia Missouri
Date: 3/17/2018
Event Link:
Details: The City of Columbia Missouri offers multiple home composting workshops throughout the year. For ICAW, a workshop will be offered on Tuesday, May 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm at the City's Compost Demonstration Site, 1600 Capen Park Drive.
Compostable's make up 34% of the materials that go into landfills. Learn the how, what, and whys of home composting. Workshop participants who are City of Columbia Missouri residents receive a free Geobin composting system. Divert kitchen scraps and yard waste from the landfill while producing a nutrient rich soil amendment. Composting is nature's way to recycle.
Presented by the City of Columbia Volunteer Programs
Contact: Jody Cook -
City of Columbia Missouri
Volunteer Programs Specialist

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