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Participate in Free Compost Workshops in Auburn Beginning Oct. 20

The first of three free composting workshops will be held on Oct. 20 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at The English Home & Garden located at 102 29th St. SE. Participants will learn how to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers; reduce erosion and soil compaction; control diseases and pest infestation; increase plant production; and conserve natural resources.

Two more workshops will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Full workshop schedule is:

  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM : The English Home & Gardens - 102 29th ST SE, 253-709-4265
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM : Del's Farm & Farm Supply - 1650 W. Valley Highway S, 253-833-3550
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM : Coastal Farm & Ranch - 1425 Supermall Way SW, 253-218-2021

The workshops are being held as part of the City of Auburn Home Composting Bin Subsidy (discount) Program is grant funded and requires tracking of the progress and success of the purchasers composting efforts. A compost bin subsidy of $20 per bin will be available for a limited time* while supplies last at each participating store. A composting expert will be available to help begin a backyard composting program.

(*20 Coupons per store July - December 2012 and 20 Coupons per store January - May, 2013. Program available at each store while coupons last.) 

To take advantage of the discount program:

  • Purchaser must live within the city limits of Auburn 
  • Purchaser agrees to be contacted by and cooperate with the City of Auburn Composting Specialist via email, phone and/or site-visit to track the success of purchasers composting program. 
  • One bin purchase per household (address)

Purchase a Bin at Participating Stores:

  • Coastal Farm & Ranch - 1425 Supermall Way SW, 253-218-2021
  • Del's Farm & Farm Supply - 1650 W. Valley Highway S, 253-833-3550
  • The English Home & Gardens - 102 29th ST SE, 253-709-4265

For more information, email the City of Auburn Solid Waste division or call 253-931-3047.

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City of Auburn Solid Waste Division
25 West Main St.
Auburn, WA 98001
www.auburnwa.gov/solidwaste