Benefits of Backyard Composting

Butterfly FlowersBackyard composting can be the most economical and environmental way to manage organic materials produced at home.

LandfillDiverts Organic Material from Landfills - Keeping these materials at home prolongs the life of landfills and reduces the expenses and environmental impacts associated with them.

Soil in HandsSaves Money - Every pound of organic material composted at home is one less that must be collected, transported and deposited in landfills. Residents who compost also get a free soil amendment which improves the health of their garden and reduces maintenance costs.

Improves Soil and Plant Health, Conserves Water and Reduces Use of Garden Chemicals - Use of compost improves any soil. Compost makes soil better able to absorb and return moisture; reducing runoff, erosion and irrigation needs.