Composting is a natural process that converts organic material - like food and yard waste - into nutrient-rich compost. When we compost organic waste in our backyards, we are creating a natural environment where decomposer organisms - like bacteria, insects, worms and fungi - can break down organic waste and recycle nutrients back into the soil. Backyard composting let us recycle just like nature does.
Our website includes all the information you need to get started with backyard composting. Please explore our composting section to learn how composting can help you reduce waste and grow a greener garden.
You can also download one of our guides to share with friends or family:
Backyard Composting - Guide (.pdf)
Backyard Composting - FAQs (.pdf)
Backyard Composting - Resources (.pdf)