By Kim Glovas

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — The Bucks County Commissioners are sponsoring an event on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that’s designed to reduce how much food waste goes into the waste stream.

Earth Day is Sunday, but today, a backyard compost bin sale is being held at the County Commissioners building at 611 and Almshouse Road. Bucks County Recycling coordinator Art Feltis says the idea is to encourage residents to compost food waste from the kitchen.

“It’s not all that hard, and we will have the master gardeners and ‘Just One Seed,’ which is a community sustainable agricultural program. They will be giving presentations on how to compost food waste,” says Feltis.

The master gardeners are from the Penn State Cooperative Extension. The event will also feature demonstrations and tours by residents of the Bucks County Youth Center. The residents of the detention center have been growing organic vegetables for years, and use composted food waste and rain water harvesting as part of the process.

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