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Composting uses the natural process of decay to change organic wastes into a valuable humus-like material. It is an easy way to reduce waste and save money and, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, one person generates an average of approximately 1.35 pounds of organic or compostable waste per day. That equals almost 500 pounds per person every year.

Below are educational materials and links to assist in understanding the compost process.

Composting - It Is Recycling Naturally (pdf)

Composting Critters - The Compost Food Web (pdf)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Resources for Home Composting

EPA: Composting At Home

EPA: How to Create and Maintain an Indoor Worm Composting Bin 


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