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Here in San Francisco, residents are given a free bin to collect compost materials. This is in an effort to eliminate all waste in landfills. Tara explains how you can make your own compost bin right in your backyard!
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How to Get Started With Composting
“Landfills are one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases, but the big tragedy is that, according to the EPA, at least 23 percent of the U.S. Solid Waste stream is made up of perfectly compostable materials!”
Composting At Home
“Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead.”
“Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment.”
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“On trash day in San Francisco, bins in three colors line the streets, each with a different purpose.”
No Garden? You Can Still Compost
“If you don’t have a garden, or curbside compost, you might think composting isn’t for you. But guess what – you can still join the compost party, even if you’re an apartment dweller or suffer from a black thumb.”
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