Composting Resources

Dane County Extension has offered periodic Composter Trainings to provide training for anyone who wishes to teach others about home composting, including backyard composting and vermicomposting.

Master Composter Class activity

Currently, Extension is revamping the composting curriculum and we plan to offer the next training in the Fall of 2022. To receive updates on when the next training will be, please sign up for our composting email list. The program will be designed specifically to provide basic knowledge, skills and tools for people who want to teach others about composting. Participants will then be asked to pledge to help organize and teach home composting or demonstration displays.

Teach Others About Composting!

Composting Basics Presentation   PowerPoint presentation, An Introduction to Home Composting

A Home Composting Display can be borrowed free of charge for use at public events.  Contact the Dane County Extension office at 608-224-3700 at least two weeks prior to when you wish to borrow the display.  Currently there are two displays that can be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

3- Panel Home Composting Display


New! 2022 Organics Management Grant:

Dane County Department of Waste & Renewables is launching a new grant that seeks to provide funding for community composting projects that help reduce the amount of organics (food scraps, yard waste) being sent to landfills. All Dane County businesses, institutions, municipalities, Native American tribal governments and organizations, community groups and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Learn more here