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Do you throw away your kitchen scraps, toss leftovers, or dispose of yard waste?If so, composting may be for you!
Composting is good for the environment. Unlike landfills that can release methane, a greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change, composting breaks down organic material without releasing methane into the atmosphere.
Composting produces what gardeners call "black gold," a nutrient rich soil supplement that holds moisture and will help your garden grow.
There are many ways to compost - you can find a composter or community garden near you that takes food scraps and organic materials, or you can even compost in your own backyard! Use the resources below to help find a fit for you and your family!
Michigan Compost Facilities and Commercial Anaerobic Digesters Web Map
Locations of Registered Anaerobic Digesters that are regulated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and locations of Compost Facilities registered and/or permitted with EGLE. Additional Materials Management Facilities can also be found on this web map.
EGLE Career Series - Compost Coordinator
Aaron Hiday is EGLE's Compost Coordinator in the Materials Management Division. Learn how and why Aaron encourages composting at the household and commercial level and what that looks like on a daily basis. Check out EGLEs full Career Series playlist to learn about more of our staff. Visit www.michigan.gov/EGLE to learn more about what EGLE does.