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Composting keeps leaves and grass clippings out of landfills and creates organic material that is great for gardens and houseplants

Composting keeps leaves and grass clippings out of landfills and creates organic material that is great for gardens and houseplants.

Start a compost pile in the fall and take advantage of carbon, found in brown organics such as leaves and sawdust, and nitrogen, found in greens such as grass clippings and vegetable scraps. Get a compost container available from your municipality or hardware store add air, moisture, and time, and by spring you will be mining black gold.

Environment Canada estimates that 40 to 50 percent of present municipal waste can be
composted. Composting at home not only reduces waste collection costs, but also replaces chemical fertilizers with natural plant food that improves soil fertility and moisture retention. For better air, water, and soil, get composting.

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