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

  1. Pay $56 for the compost bin at Municipal Services Cashier window located at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Avenue Room 106.
  2. Proceed upstairs to the Public Works office (3rd floor) in room N306. Show your receipt to the receptionist to pick up your bin.

For more on composting visit www.smartgardening.com