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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.
Talking Trash: Composting
Composting can be done on a small scale at home - or on a large-scale commercial basis like at Hammond Farms, in Lansing, which has compost windrows the length of two football fields. Country Oaks Landscape Supply, another commercial composter in Burton, even captures the heat generated from composting and uses it to heat an onsite greenhouse and aquaponic system.