Through composting, you can recycle fruit scraps, vegetable peelings, grass and leaves into a wonderful soil amendment called humus.
Enjoy healthier plants! Compost can be spread on your lawn, as top dressing, or placed around plants, bushes and trees as a mulch to help retain moisture and inhibit weed growth.
Reduce your garbage! Remove the organic material from your garbage and you may be able to have a smaller garbage can.
Conserve water! Placing compost around plants, bushes and trees will help retain moisture so you won't have to water as much. Composting your food waste means you don't have to use your garbage disposal and the extra water it takes to flush it down your drain.
What can you compost in your own backyard?
The right mix of materials produces the best results. Use the lists below as a guideline for what to put in your bin.