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Composting Basics

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Composting is the breakdown of organic materials by microorganisms. Anybody can compost, even apartment dwellers. All you need is a little space, water, air, some organic material, and the desire. Compost will happen! Composting is important because 20 percent or more of household waste is organic material that can be composted, rather than disposed, thus saving landfill space. Compost is a valuable soil amendment that will help your plants thrive. Compost helps your landscape retain water and nutrients better, and that means you can irrigate and fertilize less in areas treated with compost. Composting is just good for the environment.