Recycle Utah is hosting a free composting workshop on Saturday. According to the organization’s website, garden and food waste make up about 30% of the material sent to landfill each year. Instead of throwing it away, composting them can turn these materials into nutrient-rich fertilizers. The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Recycle Utah Center.

Also on Saturday, Recycle Utah and First Community Bank are hosting a shredder event. Carolyn Wawra, Executive Director of Recycle Utah, says it’s a great way to safely get rid of personal papers that you might not want to just throw away.

“If you have files that you wanted to go through, you can bring them to them,” she said. “You literally put it in a bucket and watch the bucket go up in a truck and shred it right in front of you, so you don’t have to worry about them actually shredding your stuff. You’ll see it right in front of yours Eyes happens. Everything they collect is recycled, that’s why we work with them. “

Wawra added that the paper can contain staples and paper clips, but people need to remove any large black staples and laminated items before throwing them in the paper shredder. The shredder area is located outside of the First Community Bank in Park City, next to the Holiday Village Theater.

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