Shred event with rain bar­rel, compost work­shops to be held Oct. 1

Maryland Independent - - News -

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.

Shred event:

• 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.

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