County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:

September 4, 2014


Reduce waste - learn backyard composting


MIDDLETOWN, NJ –Monmouth County has announced its fall 2014 Backyard Composting schedule for Monmouth County residents. 


You will know the how-to’s of reducing your yard and household waste and improving your soil after an informative 45-minute presentation at Deep Cut Gardens, 352 Red Hill Rd., on one of these two dates:  


·         Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.

·         Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.


The workshops are free, but advance registration is required. To reserve one of the limited seats, call 732-683-8686, ext. 6721 or download the registration form from the recycling section of the County Reclamation Center’s webpage at


“Many residents want to do their part in preserving the environment, yet they struggle with how to reduce household waste,” said Freeholder Serena DiMaso, liaison to the County’s Reclamation Center. “The Backyard Composting program is helpful for those residents who are seeking guidance and provides not only direction, but also the opportunity to purchase a bin for composting at home.”


Participants may purchase an Earth Machine backyard composting bin at the session for $35. Payment must be by a check made payable to “Monmouth County Grant Fund.”


If you already compost and would like to purchase an Earth Machine backyard compost bin, you may do so for $35 at one of the four towns that have partnered with the County to expand composting opportunities for residents:


·         Spring Lake Heights DPW, 555 Atlantic Ave., 732-449-6983

·         Ocean Township, 240 Whalepond Rd., 732-531-5000, ext. 3364

·         Upper Freehold Municipal Building, 314 Rt. 539, 609-758-7715

·         Freehold Township DPWJackson Mills Road, 732-294-2161


You should call first for availability and hours for pickup. Payment must be by a $35 check made payable to the “Monmouth County Grant Fund.”


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