Ordering Compost Bins

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Backyard composting allows you to turn your yard waste and food scraps into soil-enriching compost, right at home!

What To Compost

  • Kitchen waste (fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, etc.)
  • Tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Lawn clippings (use thin layers so they don’t mat down)
  • Chopped or broken leaves (large leaves take a long time to break down)
  • Shredded branches
  • Garden plants (disease-free plants)
  • Shredded paper
  • Weeds (before they go to seed)
  • Straw or hay
  • Newspaper
  • Wood ash (sprinkle lightly between layers)

Do Not Compost

  • Meat scraps, dairy items, bones, and fatty trash (these should be bagged and added to your yard waste container
  • Excessive wood ashes (counteracts with manures)
  • Sawdust (generally slows the decomposition of the pile)

How To Order A Compost Bin

Cost: $56.00

Compost bins can be purchased and collected at the Municipal Services Cashier window located at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue Room 106.

For more on composting visit www.smartgardening.com