Why is organics recycling and backyard composting important?
25% - 35% of what we throw away is organic material. Organics such as food waste, non-recyclable paper, and compostable products that are separated for composting can be recycled into valuable compost instead of being thrown away. Compost is a soil amendment that benefits all soil types and greatly improves moisture retention in sandy soil. It is used in landscaping and road construction projects.
Enjoy healthier plants! Compost can be spread on your lawn, as top dressing, or placed around plants, bushes and trees as a mulch to help retain moisture and inhibit weed growth.
Reduce your garbage! Remove the organic material from your garbage and you may be able to have a smaller garbage can.
Conserve water! Placing compost around plants, bushes and trees will help retain moisture so you won't have to water as much.