Home Composting

Overview: Residents are encouraged to become educated on the proper way to compost, then begin to compost yard waste in the back yard. Once the compost is “cooking,” kitchen waste can also be added. Composting in the yard has a pleasant earthy smell when done properly.

Benefits: The benefits of back yard composting include diverting waste from the landfill and creating an organic soil amendment to be used in the yard. This creates a natural cycle at home from food and plants to the soil.

Free Seminars: Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District (CCSWD) offers free seminars on how to properly compost in your own backyard and they offer supplies for sale. Visit http://www.cuyahogaswd.org/en-US/Composting.aspx for more information.

Free Composting Guide: CCSWD offers a free digital copy of the Backyard Compost Guide.  A direct link to that guide is here: