The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), a not-for-profit intergovernmental agency compromised of 23 municipalities in Illinois, built a composting demonstration system at its Glenview Transfer Station where several types of backyard bins are on display and used for hands-on workshops. This summer, SWANCC is sponsoring three workshops for residents that live in a SWANCC-member community to learn the science behind mixing yard waste, such as leaves, grass and small twigs, with acceptable food scraps to make a nutrient-rich soil amendment for lawns, gardens, flowers, and plants.
Master Composter and Gardener, Lynn Bement, will conduct the workshops for SWANCC on the following dates:
- Wednesday, June 26 workshop is full.
- Thursday, July 18
10:00 am to 11:00 am
- Thursday, August 15
6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
There is no charge to attend a Composting Workshop, but registration is required and space is limited. Again, residents must live in one of SWANCC’s member communities. To register and for more details, contact Mary Allen, SWANCC Recycling and Education Director, at
or (847) 724-9205, extension 204. Please include your preferred workshop date, cell phone number and your community. A follow up confirmation will be sent to you with additional information and directions.
All classes will be held outdoors at SWANCC's Glenview Transfer Station, 1151 N River Road.