Home composting is an easy and inexpensive way to create a valuable soil amendment from yard and household waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and kitchen scraps. Composting means less waste going into the landfill and less need for chemical fertilizers.
Compost bins vary in size, use, and cost, whether you purchase a commercial product or build one yourself. This easy-to-use do-it-yourself plan walks you through the steps to build your very own barrel compost bin (3 pages; 2013).
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Find more UW-Extension composting resources and expertise at SHWEC (Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center)
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