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What is composting?
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What is composting?
By composting, food scraps and yard trimmings can be turned into nutrient-rich soil additive, with many applications, from gardening to land management.
  • Burying trash in the yard
  • Wrapping food waste in paper before discarding
  • A method of recycling organic matter into a useful material
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  • Sylvia S. 26 days ago
    Using old vegetables and food waste mixed with soil for a beautiful garden in the spring.
  • June S. 1 month ago
    The county where I live recently purchased a commercial composter. A lot of the material they use in it comes from restaurants and grocery stores, but it is also available to the general public. They have a HazWagon that comes to a park just a couple miles from my house one day a week, and I can take compostable materials there for free every week. They are using the compost at gardens and parks around the county. Win-Win!
  • John D. 1 month ago
    Or like one neighbor that just throws it in a pile. Flies and vermin attracted no extra charge.
    • Cindy C. 1 month ago
      Sounds like he may be throwing out meat, fat and or grease. These shouldn't be put in a compost pile unless you want to attract the critters.
    • John D. 1 month ago
      Not sure but it doesn't smell horrible like meat stuff [I had another neighbor throw out some cooked BBQ stuff partially wrapped in foil and it smelled like something died. I couldn't take it anymore so jumped the fence and took care of it, trying not to throw up]. I'm thinking a compost pile is supposed to be somewhat covered, rotated, etc.
  • tommy b. 1 month ago
    today
  • Sara B. 1 year ago
    Would be happy if there was more opportunity to earn points. We no longer receive them for collecting recyclables from our trash hauler.
    • Paul P. 1 month ago
      My city ended this years ago- almost as if they did it for a few years
      to get you into doing it, then stopped awarding points. Figuring you'd
      keep doing it anyway?

      But I keep reading/hearing stories of recycling being wasted b/c
      China is no longer buying our recycled waste! It's more expensive for
      cities to recycle now, and a lot ends up in landfills anyway!
    • Barbara B. 1 month ago
      Waste collection people said it was to expensive for us to be on this program,so they terminated it,promising to do something else as a reward. You know what happened, we got NOTHING, but by the savings thats like giving themselves a raise. In the future I expect they will say , "we haven't had a raise in X # of years , not counting this one.
    • John D. 1 month ago
      Same here. And I was told that because of that I can no longer cash in points for gift cards. But why?
    • VICKI V. 1 month ago
      They still have the gift card option a couple times of year. Not as often but it is still there, at least here in Az anyway.
    • Cindy C. 1 month ago
      I would be happy if they would bring back gift cards. I wish they would have rewards for recycled items like glasses and pitchers, wooden bowls, carving boards and other home goods.
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