You’ve probably heard about backyard composting and may have thought that it would be nice to try it yourself. Well, this is a great time of year to set it up. Why compost? If you are recycling your bottles, cans, paper and cardboard, the majority of your remaining trash is probably compostable yard or food waste.
Even if your yard waste is being taken to a commercial compost facility instead of the landfill (as is the case in Bay Village), you can still benefit by composting your own yard waste and creating a rich soil amendment to be used in your yard. It’s a great educational opportunity for children to see how easily and quickly organic material can be returned to the soil.