This spring the City of Austin is hosting a series of free home composting classes to help residents reduce the amount of waste in their homes. In addition to waste reduction, composting creates a nutrient-rich soil like material which is great for cultivating beautiful lawns and gardens.
The classes are part of Austin Resource Recovery’s Home Composting Rebate program. The program encourages Austinites to attend a free composting class, downsize to a 24 or 32-gallon trash cart and purchase a composting system for their home. Austin Resource Recovery curbside customers who accomplish these three goals are eligible for a rebate of 75 percent off the cost of their new home composting system, up to $75. In addition to the rebate, selecting a smaller size trash cart can help residents save money on their utility bills. The smaller the trash cart, the less it costs.
To sign up to attend a class, visit the class-specific registration links at http://www.austintexas.gov/news/city-austin-hosts-spring-composting-classes. Many of the classes will take place at neighborhood library branches to make it easier for Austinites to attend.