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Compost Resources

Below you will find a list links providing information on a variety of topics. These materials may be helpful to you in developing your programs.

(All links below are from reputable sources. However, the majority of backyard compost bins/piles do not reach hot enough temperatures (130+ degrees F/55+ degrees C) to kill weed seed or salmonella and ecoli, so caution should be used when composting materials such as dairy products, meats, manures, weeds with seeds or diseased plants.)

USEPA

This link looks at how you can reduce the impact of wasted food by composting

Types of composting and understanding the process

Sustainable-Management-Food

Reducing Food Waste at Home

Organics Collection Programs

USCC Target Organics Resource Hub

City of Austin Texas Residential Organics Collection program

CalRecycles Organics Toolkit

Center for EcoTechnology Toolkit

Eureka Prevent Wasted Food

Georgia Residential Source Separated Organics Collection Toolkit, State of Georgia

Hennepin County School recycling

City of Madison Wisconsin Residential Organics Collection Program

City of Seattle Organics Collection Program – multiple program pieces

Food and Yard waste

Environment and Conservation

Business/Commercial

Apartment/Condo Owners

 

State Composting Information

The US Composting Council have a number of state chapters across the country. Find your state chapter to to learn more about what is going on locally.

Home Composting

(All links below are from reputable sources. However, the majority of backyard compost bins/piles do not reach hot enough temperatures (130+ degrees F/55+ degrees C) to kill weed seed or salmonella and ecoli, so caution should be used when composting materials such as dairy products, meats, manures, weeds with seeds or diseased plants.)

Composting At Home – How To Make Your Own Compost Heap

A Homeowner's Guide to Composting

Backyard Composting

DIY Compost Sifter

What can be Composted: 40+ items to compost or avoid

Composting Guide for Beginners

Composting at Home

Cornell Small Scale Composting

COMSOL Blog

US Insurance Agents – An excellent collection of information on backyard composting.

EcoCycle Backyard Composting

Quiet Hut Home Composting

A Complete Guide to Going Green at Home in 2021

Creating the Best At-Home Composting System

Backyard Composting with Ginny Black

Backyard Composting Resources from The Minnesota Composting Council

Backyard Composting, University of Hawaii

Composting At Home – How To Make Your Own Compost Heap

University of Wisconsin-Madison: The Art and Science of Composting By Dr. Leslie Cooperband

Environmental Home Remodeling: Recycling and Composting

Composting 101 Basics – Backyard Composting (GardenForkTV)

The Ultimate Guide to Composting

Another Short History of Composting

How to Start Composting at Home

How To Compost: A Definitive Guide | Yuzu Magazine

Easy Backyard Composting

Composting Tutorial

Composting

Rutgers Univ. Home Composting

Composting at Home, Ohio State

Gardening

Beginner’s Guide to Basic Gardening

Coffee Grounds in Garden

25 Incredible Benefits of Gardening

Garden Basics

How to make a compost bin

Wire Bin

Pallet Bin

Vermicomposting

North Carolina State Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting a Guide to Getting Started

Compost Collaborative Resource page

Other Composting Options

Composting Toilets: A Step Towards A Greener WORLD!!

Increasing the OM in the Soil

Community-Scale Composting Systems

The Composting Handbook

The above links are not sanction by the CREF, but are intended to give you “how to” ideas. A search of the internet will give many more ideas.

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