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Reduce Waste with Composting
Reduce Waste with Composting!
The U.S. EPA says about 24 percent of common household waste is organic material that can be composted. In fact, Americans throw away an average of 1.3 pounds of food scraps daily — translating to almost 13 percent of the municipal solid waste stream. However, only 8 percent of Americans compost their waste. If your local public solid waste utility does not offer a food and yard waste program, why not start your own compost? It will reduce waste and you create your own fertilizer!
Common compostable items include:
- fruit and vegetable scraps
- coffee grounds and tea bags
- grass clippings and other yard waste