Home Composting

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 ā€œcooking,ā€ 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: