Have you ever wanted to compost but weren't sure how? Composting is fun and has a positive impact on your garden.
What you need: Two types of material are needed: brown and green. Brown material includes dried leaves and grass clippings, shredded brown paper bags or straw (without seeds). Green material includes vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, house plants and best of all fresh cow manure. For added fun, you can purchase on-line Red Wiggler worms to speed up the composting process; just remember that these worms need to be fed regularly, or else they will attempt to leave the pile, so regular contributions to the compost pile are necessary.
Why composting is important: It is an economical way to add nutrient-rich organic soil to any garden or lawn project.
How to compost like a pro:
The Sanitation Division has sturdy backyard composter bins available for purchase at the Recycling Drop Off Center, 255 Mt. Wayte Ave. Bins are $25 each and are available while supplies last.
Please inquire in advance to ensure availability.
Contact the Sanitation Division at 508-532-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org