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Volume 7, Issue 78  |  September 30, 2022


ENC to hold Composting 101 program

Join the Environmental Nature Center (ENC) on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. for a composting discussion and demonstration. Master Gardener Kelly Christensen will lead the program and provide handouts.

A new state law, Senate Bill 1383 requires all California residents and businesses to recycle organic waste, including food waste and green waste, in addition to standard recycling materials. The rules aim to reduce organic waste sent to landfills by 75% by 2025, as a strategy to address climate change and reduce the impacts on landfills. As organic waste decomposes in landfills it emits methane, a highly polluting greenhouse gas.

ENC to hold Composting pail

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Courtesy of ENC

Learn how to compost your own green waste and create your own compost

In Newport Beach, the Landscape and Food Waste Recycling Cart Rollout has begun. Residents are receiving new, green-lid carts for recycling yard waste, food waste and other biodegradable materials. The newly expanded recycling program includes an optional two-gallon pail to collect organic materials (food scraps) in the kitchen.

Learn how to compost your own green waste, and create your own compost which can be utilized in your yard to do the following:

–enrich the soil.

–help your soil retain moisture.

–suppress plant diseases and pests.

–reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.

–encourage the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.

This program is for adults. Register at

https://encenter.org/events/composting-101/.

 Environmental Nature Center is located at 1601 E. 16th St., Newport Beach. www.encenter.org.

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