Timely dead-animal compost seminars

Cali O'Hare file photo

WYOMING – The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid Waste Permitting and Corrective Action Program is hosting three Dead Animal Compost Seminars, to be held on May 3 in Moorcroft with additional seminars offered May 4 in Torrington, and May 8 in Cody.

Each seminar will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude before 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be on your own.

During each seminar, Caitlin Youngquist with the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension Office will provide participants with the basics of how to successfully compost whole animals, offal or viscera. DEQ will also discuss solid waste permitting requirements and funding opportunities. In the afternoon participants will gain hands-on experience constructing a compost windrow.

Please join us in person to take part in these unique hands-on training opportunities. A virtual option will be available for the classroom portion. Registration is required.

To register, please visit the DEQ website at https://deq.wyoming.gov/shwd/solid-waste/ and click on Training.

May 3 at Moorcroft Town Hall, 104 N. Big Horn Ave., Moorcroft, WY 82723

May 4 at Torrington City Hall, 436 East 22nd Ave., Torrington, WY 82240

May 8 at the Park County Building, 1002 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414

If you have questions, please contact Craig McOmie at 307-473-3487 or Jody Weikart at 307-777-3501.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, special assistance or alternative formats will be made available upon request for individuals with disabilities.

Para español, visite deq.wyoming.gov.