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Backyard Composting

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Establishing a composting system at your house is a practical and economical way to handle your yard waste and many kitchen scraps.  In Charles County, 20 percent of household waste is organic compostable material that can be kept from the landfill.  Compost improves the quality of soil in your planter boxes, garden and lawn. If you have a garden, lawn, or trees, you have a use for compost.

Examples of Compostable Items Include:

  • Grass clippings, dead weeds, and leaves
  • Saw dust, wood chips, and straw
  • Fruits, vegetables, and plants
  • Coffee grounds
  • Non-glossy paper, napkins, and paper towels

Please visit the below links to learn more about how to start composting.