Landfill: We don’t want it! Compost it! Recycle It!


Ever wonder where all of that garbage goes?  Ever wonder if there was a way to help reduce landfill and garbage waste.  How about a compost pile or recycle?

Compost is a combination of decomposed plants and animal materials and other organic materials that are being decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition into a rich black soil.

A great way to save money is by composting your yard trimmings and food scraps.  This compost pile can help you create rich soil conditions for your flowers and veritable gardens.  By composting you can help reduces things like fertilizers, pesticides that are unwanted in our soils while also reducing water consumption.

 A great idea for a composting bin is one that is made of recycled plastic milk jugs. 

 Check out this web site: it has great ideas about composting.


Usually, compostable materials include food scraps and yard trimmings. Paper that cannot be

recycled also can be composted.

Food Scraps

Includes grease-free organic scraps from restaurants, cafeterias, motels, and other places

producing food waste. It is technically possible to compost food waste in a manner similar to

yard trimmings, although additional problems with rodents and other scavengers need to be

addressed. Some sates allow farmers to sterilize food waste and use it as animal feed.

Yard Trimmings

Includes landscaping debris, grass clippings, branches, and leaves. There are large-scale

facilities which compost yard trimmings, producing a product that can be used for mulch, potting

soil, landfill cover, and soil amendment. Also, composting can be performed directly on site or in




Recycle It!