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Free Fall Classes

Our FREE classes are appropriate for all ages and designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to reduce your eco-footprint and make Pierce County a more livable community for everyone. Register for one, two, or all the classes to receive emailed handouts and the Zoom link beforehand. 


Pierce County Planning & Public Works takes the health and safety of its community and employees seriously. Because of this, we have decided to hold all of our classes online using Zoom. 

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Trash Talk and the 3rs
Home Composting Fall 2020

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!





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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.




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Managing Food Waste Fall 2020

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.



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Solar Panels Fall 2020

Spark your home life up with alternative powered cars and harness the power of the sun! Are they right for you? What are the pros and cons? Explore the options for these earth-friendly alternatives.




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Green Cleaning Fall 2020

Get your house off drugs! Harsh chemicals can harm humans, pets, pipes and the Salish Sea. Pick up some tips on tried and true recipes for DIY cleaners sure to save some bucks!




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Water We Doing Fall 2020_Date Change

Become familiar with the Salish Sea, the Puget Sound watershed, and gain more in-depth knowledge of our water habits. Understand how our personal and community choices effect the quantity and quality of our water.




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Beyond Garbage Can Fall 2020

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.




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Cancellations
We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop for any reason. You will be notified six days before your scheduled session.
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