Thank you to everyone that participated in Sustainable Solutions virtual learning in the Fall. We want all Pierce County residents to have access to the content that is appropriate for all ages and designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to reduce your eco-footprint.
Stay tuned for more virtual classes coming in January!
Virtual Tour: Beyond the Garbage Can
We have three main places our waste goes when it leaves our homes. Get current views of our landfill, the recycle sorting facility and the compost factory to see what happens to our waste.
Prevent your food waste scraps from going to the landfill where they contribute to the production of methane, a greenhouse gas. Managing organic scraps at home and returning their nutrients to the soil helps aid in the retention of carbon in soil. Several options will be explored including vermicomposting, trench composting, digesters, Bokashi, and the use of tumblers and other self-contained composting systems.
Get the dirt on backyard composting! Learn how to manage your organic waste from your home and garden and see how composting at home can reduce your carbon footprint. Several options will be explored including single bin and multi-bin hot composting, passive composting, tumblers, and other ways to manage your organic waste on site.
There’s no such thing as away! Where does your garbage and recycling go in Pierce County? Learn the secrets to where it goes and put us to the test -- ask all your tough questions. To better understand your garbage and recycling it’s best to dive right in!