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Getting Started with Backyard Composting

Materials used for composting, including a rain barrel, pitchfork and leftover produce, are collected together Play Video

Composting is a natural way of recycling organic material such as vegetables, leaves and egg shells into a rich, usable soil. Think of it as an eco-friendly alternative fertilizer.

With minimal effort, you can enhance your soil with environmentally-friendly fertilizer made from your yard waste (like leaves or grass clippings) and food scraps (such as coffee grounds) by using a compost bin.

Bins are easy and straightforward to use, just follow these tips to optimize your compost:

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