By combining composting with recycling, you could divert almost 70 percent of your waste from going into the landfill. Composting is a process that accelerates the natural decaying process of yard and organic waste, such as yard trimmings, leaves and food scraps.
Compost is the end result of the decaying process. It is a rich material that can help your plants absorb nutrients and it increases soil aeration and water holding capacity.
Compost bins can be as simple as chicken wire or a wooden compost bin. You can even cut the bottom out of a plastic trashcan and drill small holes on the sides.
To create a compost pile:
What can be composted depends on what type of bin you use for composting. In general:
Depending on what kind of composter you have, be careful when putting meat, bones, dairy or fat. These could attract pests.
Click here for more yard waste recycling tips from the Clemson Cooperative Extension.
Download the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control's Guide for South Carolina Residents on Backyard Composting.
A variety of composters including tumblers, worm composters, and compost bins are available at local home and garden businesses.
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