Leaves drop from trees. Plants die. Grass clippings are left on the lawn after mowing. Over time, organic matter breaks down and decomposes. The rich, dark-brown, crumbly, soil-like material that results is called compost. Composting is the natural process of decomposition of organic material back into a valuable, rich soil amendment.

Compost is Good for the
Environment and Saves Money

  • Turns household and garden waste into
    a valuable resource.
  • Makes the soil healthier by helping it to
    absorb and retain nutrients and moisture.
  • Prevents soil erosion and runoff.
  • Protects plants from diseases and pests.
  • Saves limited landfill space by cutting
    down on garbage.
  • Improves the yield of fruits, vegetables,
    flowers, and herbs.