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. Registerfor 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.
New to using Zoom? A Zoom account is not required if you are joining Zoom Meetings as a participant. You can participate via your web browser, it is not necessary to download the application.Zoom FAQs
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!
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.
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.
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.