Why should you compost?

Composting reduces your impact on the environment, saves you money, and save valuable resources!

How do you compost?

Some common misconceptions of home composting is that it's too complicated, it'll
smell funny, and that it's messy. These are all true if you compost the wrong way.
Composting the right way is a very simple approach: Simply layer organic materials
and a dash of soil to create a concoction that turns into humus (the best soil builder
around!). You can then improve your flower garden with compost, top dress your
lawn, feed your growing veggies, and more!
-Better Homes and Gardins
Composting is much easier then you think! Use these steps to start your compost pile:
  1. Outdoors, create a pile of brown and green organic materials at least 3 feet deep.
  2. Water the pile a little bit.
  3. Stir the pile
  4. Whenever you have organic waste (i.e. eggshells, coffee grounds, dry leaves)

Every year, U.S. landfills and trash incinerators recevice 167 million tons of garbage.
50% of which is compostable
In 2011, composting and recycling have prevented 86.9 million tons of material being being thrown in a landfill.
The average family throws away 25% of all food they purchase which is up to $2,275 wasted each year
The methane released by food is a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Start composting and save our planet!