Start composting in your backyard

Composting pile in backyard

Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste, plus it produces compost that can be used as an excellent soil improver.

Around 30% of what we throw away are food scraps and yard waste and should be composted.



  • - If it is too wet, the compost pile might end up wet, slimy and strong-smelling.
  • - Best done in a garden, although there are now containers that can help compost in apartments
  • - May attract

Making a difference

Composting the 21.5 million tons of food waste each year in the US would reduce the same greenhouse gas as taking 2 million cars off the road.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Edward Howell