Composting Information

Composting recycles the organic material that we use by returning energy and nutrients into the soil. Compost diverts 20-30 percent of your household waste towards rebuilding healthy soil naturally without the need for any chemicals or fertilizers. This saves you money and improves the health of your garden and the greater environment.

If done correctly, composting in your own backyard is easy and not smelly. Anyone can compost easily in their own backyard and we’ve compiled some helpful resources to get you started.

To learn more about the natural benefits of composting investigate the sources below.

Backyard Composting Guide (Greenscapes)

Increasing Soil Organic MatterComposting image (1)

PSU Department of Agriculture Fact Sheet

Seasonal Planning Guide (Greenscapes)


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