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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


September 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014
SPACE Farmer's Market at Uncle Robert's Club, Kalapana
8:00-10:00 AM

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Montessori Education Center of Hawaii
65-1297 Opelo Road, Waimea
10 am - 12 noon

Waikoloa Village Assoc Community Room
68-1792 Melia St, Waikoloa
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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Master Composter/Recycler at 937-1100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

August 23, 2014
September 6 & 20, 2014

$10 per person. To register sign up at the farmer's market or contact: Samantha Robinson at 747-2737 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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