What is compost?
Compost is a rich soil-like material produced by mixing organic waste, such as grass trimmings, food scraps, and leaves; which decompose into a nutrient rich soil. It can be used as a soil conditioner, mulch, or potting soil. Yard waste, a large contributor to solid wastes, can be composted. Vegetable and fruit wastes, egg shells, coffee grounds, hair, weeds, wood ash, horse and cow manure, stalks and stems, nutshells, and bark may be composted. Do not compost animal fats, bones, dairy products, pet manure, or plastic and synthetic materials.