Composting at Home

What is compost?

Home composting is an effective way to create mineral-rich soil naturally and without spending a cent. Finished compost is a wonderful soil amendment that improves the texture of the soil and adds important micro-nutrients. Compost retains nutrients from decaying material in a form that is easily absorbed by plants. Soil created by composting retains moisture at a much higher rate too. Leaves, grass clippings and food scraps are suitable for composting.

You know how wonderful a forest smells? That aroma of dense, healthy, thriving plants? That’s naturally occurring compost. Compost is rich, dark, great-smelling, crumbly and soil-like. You can start a compost pile with leaves and trimmings from your yard. Food scraps from your kitchen is an ideal addition to your compost pile. Meats, fish and poultry take a longer time to break down in your compost pile and attracts animals if not cared for properly. Include these only minimally.

Learn about green waste composting, food scrap composting, find out about upcoming workshops and get compost supplies at the
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
14201 Del Monte Boulevard
Marina, CA 93933-1670
Phone: (831) 384-5313
Fax: (831) 384-3567