Yard trimmings and food waste make up about 30 percent what South Carolinians throw away.
Composting — which can be practiced almost anywhere including your backyard — is a simple way to reduce this waste
You recycle, right? Well, composting is nature's way of recycling. Composting is the controlled natural decomposition of organic material (from plants and animals) such as leaves, yard trimmings, grass clippings and manure as well as fruit and vegetable scraps. Microorganisms break down this material into compost, a crumbly, dark-colored, earthy-smelling, soil-like material. That material is a nutrient-rich product that can be used in your garden, flower beds and lawn.
Composting has many benefits including conserving natural resources, reducing the amount waste a household generates as well as decreasing your use of water, fertilizers and pesticides.
Do your part — compost.