Backyard Composting

Food and yard waste accounts for about 11 percent of the garbage thrown away in the Twin Cities metro area. That's over two pounds per person per week! Much of this waste can be put to better use. Many types of food scraps, along with leaves and yard trimmings, can be combined in your backyard compost bin to create a valuable soil additive for your lawn and garden. That's recycling at its best!

Compost bin

Compost Bins

Find out where you can purchase a compost bin or make your own.

Winter Composting

A how-to guide for maintaining your backyard compost bin for the winter.

Composting with Worms

Composting with worms is an excellent way to use your food waste to create rich, valuable compost for your yard or house plants.