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Composting Yard Waste

Woman and man building a compost pileFallen leaves, grass clippings, shrubbery trimmings and other landscape products, so-called “yard waste,” can be transformed into a valuable resource called compost. Compost improves the structure and moisture retention of most garden soils. By recycling yard wastes at home, you can reduce the amount of solid waste entering landfills. These efforts benefit the entire community and ultimately benefit your landscape.

Extension Speakers Bureau compost thermometer
Extension Master Gardeners who are certified Master Composters are available to speak to civic and garden groups. Contact the office for details.
Finished compost held in hands