Mayor Madden Announces Composting Workshop Series in Partnership with Troy Public Library and Local Composter

Mayor Madden Announces Composting Workshop Series in Partnership with Troy Public Library and Local Composter

Mayor Madden Announces Composting Workshop Series in Partnership with Troy Public Library and Local Composter

TROY, NY (March 18, 2022) – Mayor Patrick Madden announces a new series of six workshops as part of the Collar City’s commitment to share hands-on opportunities with Troy residents to keep items like food scraps out of the landfill. The partnership with the Troy Public Library, along with local composter and artist, Kim Tateo, will offer residents the opportunity to discuss and see demonstrations of indoor and outdoor composting options.

Mayor Madden said, “In 2021, we launched several programs to keep food scraps out of the landfill, including the City-wide composting program, a community food-scrap drop off at the Troy Resource Management Facility, and a composter and rain barrel sale. In 2022, we are keeping our momentum by providing more opportunities to learn about composting and how it helps our community keep food scraps out of the landfill”.

These (free) workshops for Troy residents will be held from March to November at the Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh branch during evenings and weekends. The address is 27 114th Street, Troy. Attendees are asked to wear masks for indoors workshops, and social distance for all sessions. Kim Tateo, the facilitator for the sessions, will demonstrate how to build a backyard composter using palettes. One lucky attendee will win the finished composter in a raffle at the end of each session. During the summer, there will be a special workshop for children.

Local artist and composter Kim Tateo worked with the New York City Compost Project hosted by Earth Matter NY before moving to Troy. Tateo said, “Composting is a great way help our environment by saving food scraps from the landfill and turning them into gold for your garden. I am so excited to talk about the wonderful process of composting”.

Troy Public Library’s Lansingburgh Branch Manager, Laurie Dreyer, said, “I think it is important that the Library provide opportunities for folks in our communities to learn or hone these skills – yes, you can learn to compost from a book, but hands on really drives the ideas home. I’m really looking forward to these workshops”.

A limited number of spots are available for each workshop, and advanced registration is required. A registration link will be available 30 days before each scheduled workshop. Register by visiting https://bit.ly/compost-workshop-registration or by calling 518-235-5310.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Saturday, March 26th – 11 AM to 2 PM, outdoors
  • Saturday, June 4th– 11 AM to 2 PM, outdoors
  • Thursday, July 14th – 5 PM to 8 PM, outdoors (Children’s workshop)
  • Thursday, September 22nd – 5 PM to 8 PM, outdoors
  • Saturday, October 15th – 11 AM to 2 PM, indoors
  • Thursday, November 17th – 5 PM to 8 PM, indoors

Questions regarding the workshops can be directed to Troy City Hall at (518) 279-7313, or by emailing [email protected]

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Press Contact:

Naomi Pitkin, Recycling Specialist
[email protected] / (518) 279-7313

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