Composting Workshop Series

TREA’s Waste Group is interested in all aspects of waste, ranging from composting to the many Rs to move us toward zero waste. This includes working beyond the added responsibility of reduce, recycle and reuse to include refuse, return, refill, rot (composting), restore, re-purpose, and repair.

TREA offers an outdoor demonstration site of various composters, an elementary school online consumer choices curriculum module, as well as a family based elementary school classroom curriculum and teacher’s guide to reduce waste. TREA has actively supported its Greening of the Festivals program since 2007 in London parks to reduce waste. Every year TREA helps with Clean and Green Day by doing a park clean up. It also supports Compost Day (early May) (a yearly fundraiser for TREA, the Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Club and the London Community Resource Centre).

Members actively follow policy startups, education and innovation on all levels in order to keep current on best practices for waste diversion strategies, for example – food packaging.

We invite you to read our Composting brochure and/or our Composting 101 paper to help you get your compost system up and running properly. If you would like to attend a composting workshop or help deliver one, please email us at – we organize community workshops based on inquiry.

Composting involves the biological decomposition or breakdown of organic material into a dark, soil-like, nutrient dense material. Any organic material in nature will decompose by itself. Composting is simply a way of letting this process take place in various systems in the backyard or in your home.