Residential Composting ToolkitComposting is a great alternative to throwing your inedible food in the trash. When done properly, it can become a valuable resource for your yard and gardens. It is a simple way that you can make a positive impact on our planet for future generations.

Here are a few things using compost can do:

  • Add nutrients to lawns and gardens
  • Suppress plant diseases and parasites
  • Decrease soil erosion
  • Increase water holding capacity
  • Kill weeds

We developed this toolkit as a way to help you get started in reducing food waste at home and beginning to successfully compost.

Included in this toolkit

  • Steps to reduce food waste
  • Factors that make for a successful compost pile (i.e. moisture, organic materials, air, temperature)
  • Helpful hints
  • Troubleshooting composting problems