When it comes to gardening, composting can help you dig into the soil, and not your wallet! According to the Environmental Protection Agency, compostable materials account for more than half of our country’s waste. Composting offers a great alternative to store-bought compost and mulch, and with a little extra work, these organic materials can result in significant savings.
Household organics that you can compost include:
- Fats, oils and grease
- Food scraps
- Food-soiled papers (but nothing coated with wax)
- Shredded paper
- Yard trimmings
Composting these items into rich soil that can be used in your gardens is a great way to give them a new purpose and keep money in your pocket. The DEC has a great guide for getting started, if you wanna check it out, simply click here!