Burbank Composting Workshops Help Reduce Water Usage

By On August 20, 2014

Free Burbank composting workshops will discuss ways to reduce water consumption during the ongoing California drought. Residents can learn how to use yard clippings to build soils, hold water and ultimately save money.

Photo Courtesy of Burbank Recycle Center

Photo Courtesy of Burbank Recycle Center

The Burbank Recycle Center (BRC) has scheduled several Composting During Droughts workshops throughout September, October and November at various locations and times throughout the city.

“We will be talking about using techniques such as mulching, grasscycling and composting to build soil and retain water,” commented Ferris Kawar, BRC Recycling Specialist.

“The average California yard uses over 50% of its water on landscaping.”

“When trying to save water during this protracted drought, it just makes sense to start in the yard,” he continued.

“We can help Burbank residents ‘pick the low hanging fruit’ of water savings by using simple techniques to reduce evaporation, return moisture and build soil so when it does rain, more of what we need makes its way down into the soil instead of running off into the street,” added Kawar.

The public is invited to the following workshops:
Tuesday, September 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Jefferson Elementary – 1900 N. Sixth Street
Saturday, September 20, 9:00 – 10:30am – Sheridan Gardens – 817 N. Hollywood Way
Thursday, October 9, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Disney Elementary – 1220 W. Orange Grove Avenue
Saturday, October 25, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Monterey High School – 1915 Monterey Avenue
Thursday, November 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Burbank Recycle Center – 500 S. Flower Street
Saturday, November 22 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Burbank Recycle Center– 500 S. Flower Street

Burbank residents with identification may also pick up a free compost bin at the workshop.

BRC asks for the public to RSVP on their website or by calling 818-238-3900.

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