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Composting Yard, Garden & Food Wastes at Home

Compost is a desirable product to use in the yard or garden. It benefits the soil by enriching the soil, helps the soil in holding more water and nutrients, and attracts earthworms.

Composting is the biological decomposition of organic matter by a managed process. The breakdown of wastes by microorganisms is nature’s way of recycling.

Composting yard, garden and food wastes creates valuable soil amendment and mulch, and it is an effective way to reduce the amount of wastes taken to the landfill.

The UT Extension publication Composting Yard, Garden and Food Wastes at Home will help you learn more about the composting process, what materials that can be composted, and how to build and maintain a compost pile.

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