What is compost?
Decomposition is nature’s way of recycling organic material. Micro- and macro-organisms break down waste into nutrient-rich humus. Composting is a way for us to use the decomposition process to reduce our waste. By composting our yard and food wastes, we can turn what we would otherwise throw away into a nutrient-rich soil additive for our yards, gardens, plants and trees.
Across the United States, 30% of waste is compostable. However, currently less than 1% of Montana’s garbage is composted.
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Find more resources and information about composting in Montana at www.deq.mt.gov/Recycle/Compostingnew.mcpx.