Composting

Benefits

You can reduce the amount of waste that goes in a landfill by 30% by composting yard waste and food scraps.

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter such as leaves, food scraps and twigs. The end result is a dark, crumbly matter that can enrich your lawn or garden. When mixed with soil, compost improves the physical properties of the soil, reduces erosion and supports plant life.

Always cover your compost pile with leaves. Add red wiggler worms to speed up the process.

Backyard Composting


Valet composting services are available for city and county residents, through Compost House.

Compost Troubleshooting

ProblemWhat's HappeningHow To Fix It
Smells like garbageToo wet, wrong food items included or not covered with brownsMix in dry leaves or sawdust
Pile is dryNot enough water or too much woody materialMix and moisten; chop materials into smaller pieces
Pile is damp, but not compostingLack of greensMix in greens or remove excess woody material
Pile is smaller, but doesn't look like compostOutside of the pile is dry, but inside is most likely compostedUse non-decomposed material in a new pile