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Recycle Hawaii to offer free composting workshops

Recycle Hawaii will offer interactive two-hour workshops on the basics of composting. The first half of each workshop focuses on backyard composting techniques while composting with worms is covered in the second half. The workshop materials fee is $10 per adult with no charge for children ages 12 and under, A voucher for a free Earth Machine backyard composter, valued at $80, will be given for each household completing the workshop. Worm bins and worms are also available for sale at the workshop.

Upcoming Recycle Hawaii Composting Workshops:

*Friday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Montessori Education Center of Hawaii, 55519 Hawi Rd. in Kohala. This is a special kid-focused session on worms and building a bin followed by the standard backyard composting systems segment.

*Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Montessori Education Center of Hawaii, 65-1297 Opelo Rd. in Waimea.

For more information, visit, under “Backyard Composting.”

To pre register for a compost workshop contact Ann Hassler, master composter and recycler, by email at or at 937-1100. These workshops are sponsored by Recycle Hawaii with funding from the County of Hawaii Department of Environmental Management.