Calhoun County, Alabama

Composting FAQ

What Is Composting?
Composting is nature's way of recycling. It is a process that naturally occurs
when organic materials are returned to the soil through decomposition.

DeskWhat's Involved in Backyard Composting?
Backyard composting is the process of decomposing your own
yard and kitchen waste. By spending a few minutes each week
and following a few easy steps, you can create your own compost
to use as fertilizer and mulch on your plants and lawn.

What are the Benefits of Backyard Composting?
   1) Composting benefits the soil by...

  • producing a rich, beneficial soil additive
  • reducing soil diseases by feeding the soil a balanced diet
  • producing healthier plants

   2) Composting benefits the environment by...

  • preserving the earth's resources
  • reducing the waste going to landfills
  • using fewer chemicals on your plants

Rake   3) Composting benefits you by...

  • lowering your water bill
  • reducing the amount of weeds in your yard
  • creating free mulch
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