Composting is a way of recycling organic material such as food scraps and yard waste into material which can be added to soil to help plants grow. It is an easy way that you can reduce waste and help the environment in your own backyard.
The EPA provides directions and explains the benefits of backyard composting:
- Composting at home
- The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste (PDF) (36 pp, 6.82 MB, About PDF)