Did you have fun raking and bagging leaves and dead grass this fall? That's what we thought!
Next year, you could ease that chore by composting that yard waste! EGLE has produced its latest EnviroMinute video that explains how to get started with residential composting.
"Composting is a better and easier way to handle yard waste compared to raking and bagging or burning," notes Aaron Hiday, EGLE's composting coordinator.
As EGLE's handy Home Composting: Reap a Heap of Benefits info sheet points out, composting is nature's ways of turning yard clippings into a valuable soil conditioner.
The following items are all compostable:
Avoid placing the following in compost bins:
Getting started with composting is easy. Bins are easily constructed out of wire, fencing or other materials. Purchasing a composting bin is also an option.
The composting information sheet provides additional composting pointers.