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New to Composting?

We recommend checking out this guide: "The Dirt on Compost"

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What is Compost?

Compost is decomposed organic matter, made from leaves, grass clippings, wood chips and fruit and vegetable scraps. Added to your soil or sprinkled on your yard and garden, it helps grass and plants to thrive. Unlike some fertilizers, compost will not run off your yard and pollute our creeks and waterways.

Mixing food scraps with 3X as many brown (carbon-rich) materials and letting it decompose can be simple or particular to meet your goals and needs.

What kind of composter are you?

Click to see the method:

  1. The Lazy Composter
  2. The Germophobe
  3. The DIY-er
  4. The Scientist

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What is compost?

Why should I compost?

How do I compost?

1. Choose a container/method
2. Choose a location
3. Collect materials
4. Build a pile
5. Harvest compost


Video: How to Divert Food Scraps from Trash

Compost with Confidence

Frequently Asked Questions

Sourcing Browns (Carbon-rich)

Bear Aware Composting

Basics of Vermicomposting (Worms)

More Resources

Choosing a container-