Northwest NEWS

May 13, 2002

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Women worm their way into composting

Kathy Pouncy of Duvall and Adhani‡ Olson of Lake Joy recently completed Master Recycler Composter training provided by the King County Department of Solid Waste. They will be volunteering their services at the Duvall Country Living Festival May 18 and would love to meet and greet everyone who stops by the King County Master Recycler Composter booth.
   Information on composting yard and kitchen wastes will be free to everyone. Duvall Days visitors are invited to stop by and learn more about the Master Recycler Composter Program, which is a community education program about resource conservation and waste reduction. Participants receive 40 hours of free training about waste prevention, recycling, home composting, and alternatives to household hazardous wastes.
   Participants leave the training knowledgeable about the issues and have the option of constructing a worm compost bin at a nominal cost.
   Clock or credit hours can be earned for participating in the program.
   In return for the training, Master Recycler Composters (MRCs) agree to share their knowledge and skills with others by volunteering 40 hours of community outreach.
   The information that Master Recycle Composters bring to their homes, workplaces, neighborhoods, and schools helps King County residents and businesses make informed decisions about reducing waste.Ê