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Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting

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East Hawai`i composting and vermiculture workshops are provided through a generous grant from the County of Hawai`i Department of Environmental Management and are provided regularly around the island. Workshop participants who monitor their waste stream compost, on average, 54% of their household waste!

For more information about how to compost, download the Backyard Composting Brochure.

Please visit our Calendar of Events for upcoming workshops, or simply check back here regularly to find a location and time that is convenient for you. Composting workshops will be posted here as they become available. Workshops are $10 each.

Upcoming Composting Workshops


New Composting Workshop taught by Samantha Robinson

Saturday, November 12, 2014
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
Walker Hall (Green Faith Committee)
54-3801 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
​$10 adult fee. 
To register contact Samantha Robinson at 747-2737 or or


Saturday, November 22, 2014
Waimea Country School
St. James Circle, Waimea
10 am – 12 noon
N. Hawaii Education & Research Center/NHERC
45-539 Plumeria St, Honokaa
2 pm – 4 pm  
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Pahala Community Center
96-1149 Kamani St, Pahala
10 am – 12 noon
Ocean View Community Center
92-8924 Leilani Parkway, Ocean View
2 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Keaˈau Recycling & Reuse Center
Keaˈau Transfer Station
10 am – 12 noon
SPACE Farmer’s Market
Uncle Robert’s Club, Kalapana
2 pm – 4 pm  
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Volcano Garden Arts
19-3834 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano
10 am – 12 noon
Church of the Holy Apostles
1407 Kapiolani St, Hilo
2 pm – 4 pm 

A fun, interactive and informative two-hour workshop on the basics of composting.  The first half of the workshop focuses on backyard composting techniques while composting with worms is covered in the second half.  The workshop materials fee is $10 per adult with no charge for children ages 12 and under. Worm bins and worms are also available for sale at the workshop.


To register for composting workshops, please contact Ann Hassler, Master Composter/Recycler at 937-1100 or .

For more information about backyard and worm composting, including bins and worms, check out Hawaii Rainbow Worms.

For information regarding worms for composting please click the link below.




WAIMEA Compost Workshops

Every other Saturday at 9:00-11:00 AM
Waimea Homestead Farmers Market

October 4 & 18, 2014
November 1, 15 & 29, 2014
December 13 & 27, 2014

$10 per person. To register sign up at the farmer's market or contact: Samantha Robinson at 747-2737 or

These Waimea Homestead Farmers Market Composting Workshops are taught by Samantha Robinson and Noah Dodd.  Their session covers 4 composting methods: basic aerobic composting, sheet composting, commercial composting, vermicomposting, and Bokashi composting. Also make bokashi and take it home. Children and adults welcome.  Open to beginners with no composting experience, farmers and experienced composters.  Also make bokashi and take it home.


Interested in composting/recycling containers? Here are more options to be aware of:
Fibrex Group