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Composting

Also, food scraps from home or cafeterias at school can be separated rather than put in the trash. The scraps can then be turned back into nutrients that help plants grow through a process called composting, which accelerates the natural decay process. Yard waste, such as grass clippings, leaves and small tree limbs, can be converted through composting into mulch to help gardens grow.

line drawing - adding leaves to compost bin