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COMPOSTING Per Environmental Protection Agency, “yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 24 percent of
the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. That's a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and
environmentally beneficial compost instead!”

What is Composting?

  • Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. One day, living
    thing will decompose. Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your
    organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue. The final compost looks like
    dark brown & crumbly soil that smells like a forest floor.

What are “Organics”?

  • Per Environmental Protection Agency, “we use the term "organics" to mean material that was once living, such as leaves, grass,
    agricultural crop residues, and food scraps. Also, organics include materials such as wood waste, manure, or bio-solids. In
    nature, these organic materials decay. This decomposed matter, such as the humus on a forest floor, provides nutrient rich
    material to surrounding vegetation, thus helping it thrive. The decomposition process is called composting, and the resultant
    material is compost.”

How can I do Composting:

  • Backyard Composting :

    You can make compost at home if you have a yard and a balance of browns (fallen leaves or straw) and greens (grass
    clippings and food scraps).

  • Following website provides rich information on how you can start Grasscycling today:
  • Worm Composting :

    This composting is ideal for those you live in a condo or apartment or have an abundance of food scraps

  • Following website provides rich information on how you can start Grasscycling today:

  • Grasscycling :

    Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings will quickly
    decompose, returning valuable nutrients to the soil.

  • Following website provides rich information on how you can start Grasscycling today:

What are the benefits of composting?

  • Composting your kitchen and yard trimmings helps divert that waste from the landfill, waterways and water treatment facilities.
  • Composting significantly reduces pest problems and use of pesticides.
  • Soil generated from composting provides better nourishment to make plants healthy, produce better and improves moisture
  • Composting saves money as you don’t need to buy the soil conditioners or a bag of manure.
  • Home composting is a valuable tool in educating children about nature and the cycle of life.

Great Links for Composting:

  • Environmental Protection Agency: