Composting is an easy, environmentally beneficial way to turn yard and kitchen wastes into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling soil amendment that will build your soil, increase garden production and do wonders for your landscaping.
• Save you money by lowering garbage bills and replacing the need for commercial soil amendments.
• Increase production by improving the fertility and health of your soil.
• Save water by helping the soil hold moisture and reducing water runoff.
• Benefit the environment by recycling valuable organic resources and extending the lives of our landfills.
How To Compost
Composting, nature’s way of recycling, is the controlled decomposition of organic material such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and vegetable food waste.
Three Simple Steps
1. Mix browns with greens (moist green materials)
2. Maintain air and water balance (keep compost moist like a damp sponge)
3. Chop materials (to speed up the breakdown process)
• Fallen leaves
• Pine needles
• Chopped, woody prunings
• Most sawdust
• Fruit & vegetable trimmings
• Lawn clippings
• Citrus rinds
• Coffee grounds and filters
• Tea bags
• Meat, bones, or fish
• Pet waste
• Diseased plants
• Dairy products
• Weeds such as Bermuda grass, ivy
Vermicomposting is the practice of using worms to make compost simply by feeding them your food waste. Worms like to feed on slowly decomposing organic materials (e.g., vegetable scraps). The product, called castings, is full of beneficial microbes and nutrients, and makes a great plant fertilizer. They eat over half their body weight in organic matter per day!
Green & Wood Waste Recycling
These materials are accepted at the wood waste area at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station.
• Lawn Clippings
• Trees (18” diameter and less; no longer than 8 feet)
• Small Stumps less than 18" (Please no rocks or soil)
• Lumber – unpainted wood scraps, including plywood and OSB
Wood that contains nails is acceptable.
Fee for recycling Green/Wood Waste is $9.25 per cubic yard with a min. of 10.75