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Composting is a great way to dispose of unwanted food and yard waste. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28 percent of what we throw away.” Composting produces a valuable soil additive which can increase plant growth while also diverting materials otherwise sent to landfills for disposal.

Compost can be applied directly around the base of trees and shrubs to serve as a mulch. It also can be worked into the top six to eight inches of the soil to provide increased water retention and valuable nutrients. For more information about how you can incorporate composting into your routine, we’ve included a Frequently Asked Questions section below. There’s also a section providing additional links and information. And you can always access our search tool by clicking the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of the page.

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