What's composting in a nutshell?

Composting is a natural, biological process that recycles organic materials such as food scraps, leaves and yard trimmings into a rich (fertile, dark, sweet smelling) soil-like material called compost or humus (pronounced hyu, like you.) It improves the health of both soils and plants when added to the garden or indoor plants.

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1. What do I do with my bin if I no longer want to compost?
2. What can be used as a proof of address?
3. What's composting in a nutshell?
4. What an be composted?
5. Are residents required to compost?
6. How does composting help the environment? What are the benefits?
7. Why is the City charging $10?
8. Why is composting food scraps better than throwing them in the garbage?
9. How much of my garbage is food?