Arlington’s Master Composters Program Wins Texas Environmental Leadership Award
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 07, 2016, October 07, 2016

2016 Texas Environmental Leadership Award - STAR (State of Texas Alliance for Recycling)

1st Place - Outstanding Compost Program - Arlington Master Composter Program

Environmental Leadership Award

The City of Arlington's Master Composters are proud to be the first place winner in the 2016 Texas Environmental Leadership Awards, Outstanding Compost Program category. The award recognizes true stewards of environmental change in Texas - individuals, communities, organizations and businesses developing and maintaining programs involving recycling, composting, sustainable materials management, public education and outreach, special event recycling and so much more.

Since 1997, the Arlington Master Composters have worked to educate our community about the many benefits of composting in order to divert organic waste from our waste stream and promote environmental stewardship. The program is designed to recruit and train citizens to promote backyard composting and is open to anyone interested in learning how to compost. It currently utilizes four dedicated compost sites and holds free monthly backyard composting classes on the first and second Saturday of each month (except December). In addition to the monthly backyard composting classes, the Master Composter program also hosts a free annual two-day workshop at the University of Texas at Arlington compost site in the spring. Through this long-standing partnership with UTA, over 72,000 pounds of organic food waste from university cafeterias was composted in 2015.

If you are interested in attending a class, volunteering or have a question about the program, please email us at [email protected] or visit our website.

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