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DEQ to offer composting seminar May 3, others to follow

GILLETTE, Wyo. – If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about composting dead animals, you’ll soon get your chance with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality kicking off seminars this spring. 

Starting May 3, 2023, in Moorcroft, DEQ will host three seminars led by Caitlin Youngquist with the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension Office who will provide residents with the basics on how to successfully compost whole animals, offal, or viscera, according to a public notice issued on March 10. 

During the seminars, DEQ will discuss solid waste permitting requirements and funding opportunities while participants gain hands-on experience constructing a compost windrow, the notice says. 

The Moorcroft seminar will take place at Town Hall, 104 N. Big Horn Avenue, starting at 10 a,n, and concluding before 2:30 p.m., per DEQ, which says registration is required and available on the department website

Another seminar will be offered on May 4 in Torrington and another on May 8 in Cody, per the notice.