Shred event with rain barrel, compost workshops to be held Oct. 1
The Department of Public Works is hosting an environmental outreach event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Charles County Government Building parking lot, 200 Baltimore St., La Plata. Backyard composting and rain barrel workshops, as well as free document shredding are available. Advance registration for workshops is required.
Charles County government and the University of Maryland Extension staff are offering one hour workshops for rain barrels and composting. The first rain barrel and compost bin workshops begin at 9:30 a.m.
• Free, secure, on-site shredding services available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m;
• Bring up to five boxes (per vehicle) of personal documents for shredding and recycling;
• Event is for Charles County residents only.
For more information, call the Department of Public Works’ Environmental Resources Division, 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778.
At the Rain Barrel Workshop, take home a rain barrel and learn proper in-home installation techniques, learn practical uses for rain barrels, reduce the impact of runoff on local waterways, and become eligible for a stormwater remediation fee credit.
Advance registration is required. Register at www.ter.ps/ccrainbarrel, or for more information, call Erica Hahn at 301-3965237 or Jackie Takacs at 240-393-6508. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 20.
At the Composting Workshop, construct a compost bin and learn how to create quality compost in your backyard. Registration is required. Register at www.compostworkshop.eventbrite.com.
For more information, call Department of Public Works’ Environmental Resources Division, at 301-932-3569 or Luke Gustafson at 301-934-5403. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 20.
For registration forms and additional information, go to www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Outreach. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800735-2258.