Composting is nature’s way of recycling! Otherwise defined as the biological process of breaking up of organic waste such as grass trimmings, leaves, twigs, and food waste from fruits and vegetables, into a humus-like substance suitable for use as a soil-enriching additive to gardens, yards, planters, etc. Our compost area is open to the public and finished compost is available to residents free of charge.
Composting can also be done in your own backyard. Compost bins can be built out of wooden pallets, old trashcans, wire fencing, and plastic drums or purchased through retailers. Simple piles can also be built in your yard as well on ground that drains well. When using a pile method you must be certain to have an adequate sized pile (approximately 3 cubic feet by 5 cubic feet) and be able to mix and aerate (turn) your piles periodically for proper composting to occur.