Composting

Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. At the simplest level, the process of composting simply requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (leaves, food waste) and waiting for the materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.

Yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 27 percent of the US municipal solid waste stream. That’s a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally beneficial compost instead!

Here are some resources to help you begin or enhance your composting efforts:

Composting brochure

http://www.composting101.com/


Print out this helpful poster to remind you of what can go in the worm bin or compost pile! Click on the poster for printable PDF.

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