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Guide to Home Composting


Home and TreeLawn mowing . . .

Hedge trimming. . .

Weeding. . .

and Raking. . .

These simple chores produce nearly two million tons of yard waste each year in Pennsylvania. But yard debris does not need to be dumped in landfills or processed at resource recovery facilities. Instead, you can practice the 3 Rs of waste management -

Reduce the amount of yard waste you create through "grasscycling" - leave grass clippings on your yard.

Reuse yard waste by mulching with leaves. Chip woody materials to use an ornamental mulch or to control weeds.

Recycle yard waste and vegetable scraps by composting to produce a valuable soil conditioner.

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