GIVE BACK to the EARTH
What are you doing with your raw fruit and vegetable scraps? Your yard debris? Instead of throwing these items in the trash, consider composting them.
You've probably heard about it, but what exactly is composting? Composting is nature's way of recycling. Microorganisms break down organic material - like yard trimmings and food scraps - into a dark, crumbly, soil-like material that can be used for gardening and landscaping.
Your compost is free material for fertilizing your garden and lawn. It will improve your soil quality, retain water and improve water drainage.
Make your own BLACK GOLD !!
DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling offers free resources and assistance to help residents, schools, local government and businesses compost more and waste less. For additional information, call 1-800-768-7348.
CHOOSE a COMPOST STRUCTURE
To save space, keep your yard looking neat, and speed composting time, plan to contain your compost in some type of structure. Compost structures can be as simple as a pile, a built structure or a manufactured bin.
- Lexington County - 80 gallon "Earth Machine" bin
DHEC's Residential Compost Guide