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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

“Union County remains committed to #MakeOneChangeUC, especially at a time when so many residents are working and learning from home,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “These free webinars will empower residents to help reduce waste while providing a environmentally-friendly activity for the whole family. We can all ‘Choose to Reuse.’”

The first class will be held on June 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Called Backyard Composting 101, it is part of the Extension’s Earth Day At Home webinar series. Details and registration information are availabel at

The second class will be held on June 17 from noon to 1:00 P.M. It is called Compost Considerations for the Community Garden and is part of the Extension’s Community Garden Lunch and Learn Program. Details and registration information are available at  

The Director of the Union County Bureau Recycling & Planning, JoAnn Gemenden, was instrumental in working on the Choose to Reuse campaign as head of the Education Committee and a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. For more information about Choose to Reuse and #MakeOneChangeUC, members of the public can contact Ms. Gemenden at

The Choose to Reuse campaign is a project of the New Jersey Food Council and the New Jersey Clean Communities Council. For more information on Union County programs as part of this campaign, visit

More information on Union County recycling programs is available at

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is a program of Rutgers NJAES and is supported in part by the Freeholder Board. For information on all Extension programs in Union County visit

For quick links to all Union County environmental events and activities visit The Green Connection,

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