There are many benefits to composting:

  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.

Use these resources to learn how to start a compost bin of your own!

NC Compost Council

NC State Extension

EPA- Composting at Home

EPA- Vermicomposting