Mecklenburg County's Master Composters Training Program
Our mission is to educate the public about Mecklenburg County's efforts to reduce residential waste.
So what is the Mecklenburg County Master Compost Training Program?
It is a free 40 hour training program that is open to the residents of Mecklenburg County. Applicants must have completed the County's Basic Home Composting Workshop and/or have a working knowledge of composting. In return for the training, students are required to give back 40 hours of volunteer time to the Organics Waste Reduction Program and its projects. Past projects have included developing a school compost garden, and providing under-served neighborhoods with residential recycling training. The classes meet weekly at various locations throughout the County.
For more information about the program, including obtaining an application, contact Solid Waste Services by E-mail
or call 704-201-2201.
View the video of a Master Composter's Volunteer Project:
The Ida Rankin Elementary School in Mount Holly entered the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Eco-Footprint Challenge. See their submission "Composting with Bokashi".
Compost Training Class participants