Staff and Outreach Volunteers are available to speak to garden clubs, civic organizations, home owners associations, youth groups, senior groups, churches, schools and other groups– for free. Just organize a group and we'll send a speaker to lead a presentation on composting, vermicomposting, recycling, or green cleaning.  We are ready to lead the discussion and answer all your questions so you can learn everything you need to know about managing waste and helping the environment.  We are also available to attend your community event as an exhibitor.  Tours of the landfill can also be scheduled.  For speaker and tour requests, groups must be 15 people or more.  All requests are accomodated based on availability.

Schedule a Speaker


Turn organic waste into nutrients for your lawn and garden

Learn how to turn your grass clippings, leaves and other organic matter into healthy compost for your lawn and garden.  Great for the garden and the environment.  Plus, it’s easy and clean if managed properly.  We can teach you how!  And we offer low cost compost bins for Riverside County residents.

Duration:  1 hour

$12 Geobins are sold at our headquarters and at Backyard Composting classes
14310 Frederick St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
(951) 486-3200


Convert your food scraps into the best plant food money can buy

Don’t have a lawn?  Or the space to backyard compost?  You can turn your food scraps into the best soil amendment money can buy – worm castings.  Yes, use worms to create great compost that your plants will love. We can show you how! From making a bin to managing your worm farm, it’s easy to do and a fun project for the entire family.

Duration:  1 hour


Learn why we recycle, what to recycle and how to recycle more

Come learn how we can work together to divert more waste, reduce at the source and be part of the solution to save our environment.  See what happens to recycled materials and hear about all the programs the county offers to help you become a better recycler.  Plus, share your success stories so that we can learn new ways to recycle together.

Duration:  1 hour

Green Cleaning

Make your own household cleaners that help the earth and your pocketbook

Clean your kitchen, floors, carpet, windows and bath without relying on hazardous toxic materials. We give you recipes for various cleaning supplies that will affordably replace all the chemicals you may be currently using.  Parents and pet owners love it. Why worry about toxic materials in your house or the landfill when there are safe cleaners that are just as effective?

Duration:  1 hour

Food Waste

Learn how your school or organization can waste less and help more

Food waste accounts for 15% of what goes into the landfill.  There is a better use for food and a better way to manage food waste that includes prevention, sharing, recovery and composting.  Learn about these vital steps and start wasting less food while doing more for the environment and your community

Duration:  45 minutes

Schedule an Exhibitor Table

Planning a community event?  We may be able to set up a booth or table where we can interact with residents and distribute information about our classes, workshops, events, and department programs.



Visit the Education Center

Education Center 2Visit the Marion Ashley Education Center at the Lamb Canyon (Beaumont) Landfill by making an appointment.  Visits are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm for groups of 10 or more.  While we do our best to accommodate as many tours and groups as possible, we cannot guarantee all requests will be fulfilled. Submit a request form to schedule a visit.  Must be eight years of age or older to visit the Education Center.   For more information, please call 951-486-3200.


  • Requests are considered on a first come, first served basis.
  • A 4-week notice is required for any event or tour request.
  • Due to the high volume of requests, some requests may not be able to be accomodated.
  • Please note that not all topics may be available for your requested date. In the event a speaker is not available for your selected topic, we will call to discuss alternate options.

Group Size:

  • We are happy to schedule speakers for your group with a minimum size of 15.
  • We are happy to schedule tours for your group with a minimum size of 10.

Calendar of Events

If you don't have enough participants to schedule a speaker, the Department offers classes at various locations throughout the county that are open to the public.  Click on the Calendar of Events below for more information on the classes or download a class schedule.