Compost is a simple way to add nutrients to your garden—and a simple way to reduce your home’s waste. Instead of sending yard trimmings and food waste to the landfill, where they’ll create methane gas as they rot, add these items to your home’s compost pile! You’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate the energy needed to haul waste to the dump, and you’ll get a nutritious soil amendment to boot. What are you waiting for? Making compost is easy! Discover tips and instructions for composting at home, and learn how to make your own bin with DIY compost bin plans.
Learn the basics of composting, including how to set up your bin, what materials to add (and not to add) and how to troubleshoot common composting problems.
Quickly and easily compile your compost—and diminish the odor, too—with these tips.
Help your kids develop their green thumbs by teaching them to compost.
DIY Compost Bin Plans
Making your own compost bin is simple. All you need are some wood strips and chicken wire.
Composting is the ultimate form of recycling, so shouldn’t the container used for composting also be made from reclaimed materials? Build your own compost bin from a common castoff material—reclaimed shipping pallets.