compost! Food waste takes up more than 25% of the average household’s
garbage. By composting, you can convert kitchen and yard
wastes into a dark crumbly mixture that can improve the soil
garden or container plantings and reduce your use of fertilizer
or make an outdoor compost container that breaths and put
it in a shady out of the way place in your yard.
fresh or dried grass clippings, leaves, plant stalks, weeds
without head seeds and turn weekly. You'll need both "greens" (grass
clippings or plants) and "brown" ground up sticks or brown
leaves, water, light and time.
NOT compost food scraps (dairy, meats or animal products),
pet wastes or diseased plants - "garbage in, garbage out".
compost vegetable cuttings, left over fruit, eggs and coffee
a worm bin for composting kitchen waste and keep the bin
in a cool, dark place.