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May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Corte Madera Community Center
498 Tamalpais Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Are You Recycling Right
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ARE YOU RECYCLING RIGHT? Free Seminar on Recycling and Home Composting

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Free Seminar on Recycling and Home Composting


The Corte Madera Community Center, in partnership with Zero Waste Marin, is hosting a free advanced recycling and home composting workshop. 

Proper recycling and keeping organic materials onsite, as mulch and homemade compost, are some of the most important practices you can do for our environment.

Wonder why some items are not wanted in the recycling bin? Confused about plastic recycling? Are you curious about worm composting? Come learn how proper recycling and composting are related. Come discover how this knowledge makes you an informed and empowered citizen in your community.

Good Reason to Attend
Preventing unnecessary waste is an important goal for all of us. Did you know that the number one single item in our garbage is food scraps? And a lot of the food is even edible when is it thrown away. Did you know that over 20% of what is in the average Marin County garbage can are recyclable bottles, cans, and paper? Combined yard trimmings, along with food scraps, and basic recyclable equal more than 79% of the total waste from Marin County homes. Knowing this means there is a great opportunity to divert this material away from landfills, into a recycling and composting programs, or back into our landscape as homemade compost. Learning how to compost and properly recycle, are some of the most important endeavors one can do for our environment.

The instructor, Todd Sutton, aka The Waste Sleuth, is a waste prevention expert with more than 27 years in the environmental field. He has appeared on national television, including Discovery and the History channels, and has educated thousands on sustainable materials management, zero waste concepts, waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting. 

Be a Winner – Attend a Free Workshop
By attending this free workshop you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for the chance to win a free composting bin with a retail value of more than $100. Everyone is a winner –by learning how to properly recycle at home and work, and by learning how to compost, we all win because we are part of the solution to help keep our environment healthy. 

Do Not Hesitate
Register now to attend a free workshop and learn how to compost. The class is free and seats are limited. Registration is desired, but not necessary. Please RSVP via email or call or text 925-787-8913. Register now.

If you would like additional information on this topic please contact Casey Poldino, Zero Waste Specialist, Zero Waste Marin (415) 473-6170. To contact the workshop instructor – Todd Sutton, aka the Waste Sleuth, (925) 787-8913 or --