816 S. Coppell Road
P.O. Box 9478
Coppell, Texas 75019
The mission of Community Organics Recycling Education is to provide demonstrations, information and classes to educate the community on the methods and benefits of recycling yard trimmings and organic materials.
Compost Bins Available
Shepherd Compost Bins are for sale at the Parks and Recreation Department for $50 for residents of Coppell. Valid ID or water bill required as proof of residency. Shepherd Bins are shown below in the composting photos.
Printable: Instructions for Shepherd Composter click here
Composting classes are offered by the Coppell Community Garden several times a year. Visit www.CoppellCommunityGarden.org for the upcoming class schedule.
Teachers from Coppell ISD and Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD (Riverchase Elementary) have the opportunity to be trained in organic recycling, which includes compost bins, teacher resource library and worm bins. Students have the opportunity to come to the compost demonstration site for tours or service learning projects.
Compost Education Sites
Coppell Community Garden hosts the demonstration sites located at the Helping Hands Garden, 255 Parkway Blvd. and the Ground Delivery Garden, 450 S. Denton Tap Rd.
FOUR EASY STEPS TO COMPOSTING- See Video on Composting!
Starting Your Own Compost Bin
|Step One: Choose a 4' x 4' area to place bin or pile, preferably in the shade. Add a layer of "brown" organic materials rich in carbon, like straw, leaves or chopped twigs.|
|Step Two: Add water as you add organic materials to the pile so the materials are damp like a sponge, not soggy.|
|Step Three: Add green organic materials that are rich in nitrogen, like grass clippings. Continue to add equal amounts in weight of "green" and "brown" organic materials.|
|Step Four: A properly made pile will reach temperatures up to 160 degrees F. in a day or two. The pile will settle during the process that may last from a few weeks to a few months. Turning the pile after the first week will speed up the process. Compost is ready for use when it appears dark, brown, crumbly and will have an earthy smell. Compost added to the garden, landscape and lawn will provide benefits of plant growth, water retention and protects plants from pests and diseases.|