Start composting in your 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.Source
- - 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.