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Everyone Can Compost Anywhere

It's a fact! Everyone can get into the composting act. It doesn't matter whether you live in the country, the suburbs, or a city. Composting projects are popping up everywhere.

Compost is valuable to gardeners and homeowners. Even if you do not garden, you can participate in composting by collecting compostable materials, and giving it to someone who composts.

Rural Country Settings

It's a "slam dunk" to compost in rural areas. You're out in the country and vegetation is plentiful. There's plenty of room to place a compost pile, and let nature decompose the material over time.

The compost pile is not unsightly at all out in rural areas. Rather, You expect to see it near country gardens. You will also see many compost bins, barrels, and a fair number of composters. 

Composting in the Suburbs

Home gardeners generally know and appreciate the value of compost for their gardens. So, most home gardeners practice composting in some form.

Because they are in the suburbs, composting is most often done in a composter, or a compost bin or barrel. It is neater, and more eye appealing than a compost pile. It also helps to keep pests out of the compost.

People in suburban settings increasingly show concern for the environment, and try to "Go Green". This translates to the creation of composting programs at restaurants, businesses, and in schools.

In addition, many local towns have recycling programs where, leaves, grass and other lawn and garden waste can be recycled. Often the finished compost is made available to residents at no costs. Some municipalities will even deliver truck loads of compost, and even wood chips, to residential homes. If your local town does not have a recycling program, get active and urge them to begin one.

Composting in City and Urban Settings

Truly, anyone can participate in composting.

If you have a small city sized yard, get a small composter or compost bin, It can be as small as a five gallon bucket. Whatever you use, it should have a secure lid or cover, to keep rodents and other pests out.

If you are an apartment dweller, Look for places where you can take your kitchen scraps for recycling. There are many city gardening groups, that will take your compostable materials.

You can also get active in encouraging businesses, restaurants and schools to begin recycling programs. This can become a great place to take your compostable waste.


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