Environmental Services Department
What is Composting?
Composting is a mixture of decaying organic matter for soil. It feels crumbly, looks dark, and has an earthy smell. When compost is added to soil, it increases the ability of the soil to hold water. It provides a slow release fertilizer, improves soil structure, and boosts the number of soil microbes as well. Compost is made by strategically arranging materials in piles which speeds up the natural decay process.
What can you compost?
Browns: are materials rich in carbon and may include:
Greens: are materials rich in nitrogen and may include: