Organics/ Backyard Composting

It’s easy to recycle organic materials such as yard clippings and kitchen scraps—and the benefits are huge. Recycling organic materials by composting cuts down on greenhouse gases like methane and generates soil nutrients for your yard and garden. It can even can generate energy. Best of all, there’s a long list of things you don’t even have to put out for the trash.

And the best way to divert organics from your waste stream is to compost in your backyard!

Backyard Composting

If you’re already a backyard composter than you’re probably already making good use of any extra food waste and know the amazing benefits of composting.

If you aren’t a composter here are some reasons that you might want to start:

  • You can reduce your household garbage by around 20% which will reduce odor-causing organic waste at the landfill.
  • You’ll save money. Less waste in your dumpster will cut down your trash bill.
  • It’s great for your plants. You’ll end up nutrient-dense soil-like material for use in your garden.
  • It has a positive impact on our environment. You’ll cut back on your carbon footprint due to a reduction in waste and resource consumption like water and fuel.
  • It’s easy!

And soon it will be even easier. The County will soon be launching a Backyard Composting Program for tools and resources to start or continue composting at home. Keep an eye out for more details!

In the meantime, learn more about the benefits of composting at home by watching this informational video.

Looking for other ideas to compost at home? 

Rather drop-off your collected organic waste as a site to be disposed of? 

  • Some municipal transfer stations are beginning to offer collection opportunities for organics. Check to see if your town has an Organics Drop Off Program.