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1 Composting - Nature's Way of Recycling By recycling the organic waste created by your household into compost, it allows you to return badly needed organic matter to your soil. In this way, we participate in nature's cycle, and cut down on garbage going into burgeoning landfills. And, unlike some fertilizers, compost will not run off your yard and pollute Palm Bay's canals, ponds and waterways. You can make compost by mixing and decomposing organic matter made from leaves, grass clippings, wood chips and fruit and vegetable scraps. Recipe for Easy Compost: Put different yard trimmings such as leaves and grass clippings in a bin or pile. You should have a mix of green material and brown material. Add water so the pile is slightly damp. Turn the pile at least once a month. The pile should reach a temperature of 130 to 160 degrees and will be ready in 6 to 9 months. The more frequently you turn the pile, the faster your compost will be ready. And fruit and vegetable scraps as generated. Cover the new kitchen scraps with leaves or bury them in the pile. If the pile dries out, add more water to keep it damp. After 12 to 16 months, most of the material at the bottom of the pile will be dark, rich sweet-smelling compost. Sift or sort out any large, un-decomposed materials. Sprinkle on your yard and garden! What Can I Compost? Grass Clippings Yard Trimmings (old plants, wilted flowers, small prunings) Leaves Vegetable & Fruit Scraps Coffee Grounds Tea Leaves Wood Chips Shredded Paper (low-grade that is not recyclable) What Should I Avoid Composting? Meat, Fish and Poultry (including bones) Food Sauces Fats, Grease, and Oils Dairy Products Pet Feces Invasive Weeds Treated Wood (or material containing preservatives/toxins) Ashes and charcoal Non-organics (plastic, metal, glass, etc.)

2 The Benefits of Composting and How it Works When you use compost in your soil, you help feed the diverse life in the soil- including bacteria, insects and worms, to support plant growth. Compost also suppresses diseases and harmful pests that overrun poor soil. Compost also increases soil's ability to retain water, decreasing runoff. Lastly, it reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides. Here are the essential components of compost that "do the work": Biodegraders: These are the organisms (bacteria, fungi, earthworms, insects, etc.) that eat the organic material. Carbon Sources ("Browns"): Materials rich in carbon, such as dead leaves and wood chips. Nitrogen Sources ("Greens"): Grass clippings and most food scraps. Air: Too little oxygen causes foul-smelling anaerobic bacteria to take over a pile. Water: The pile should be damp like a wrungout sponge. An enclosed bin helps retain moisture in our Florida heat.

3 Composting Frequently Asked Questions How wet does the pile need to be? The pile should be damp like a wrung out sponge, neither still dripping nor dry. My compost has a bad odor- what should I do? Turn the pile. It needs air. What if the center of my compost pile is dry and white mold is growing there? Your compost needs water- moisten the pile and turn it. What if the center of my pile is damp, but dry everywhere else? Your pile is either too small or too dry. Either collect more material, or moisten your heap. What if the heap is sweet-smelling, but will not heat up? Try mixing in a nitrogen source (green material). What do I do with extra grass clippings and leaves that I can't fit in my pile? Use extra grass clippings and leaves as mulch around planting. What do I do with tree limbs, small brush, or woody waste? Leave for your designated yard trimming pickup day.

4 Making Your Own Composting Bin It is easy to make a bin from wire, wood, or used pallets. The recommended minimum size for a bin is 3 ft. x 3 ft. Circular Wire Mesh Bin: This bin can be easily moved to turn piles or to harvest finished compost. Just undo latches, pull the mesh away from compost and set the bin up elsewhere. The pile may then be turned into the bin at its new location and compost can be removed from the bottom. This bin is not as good at retaining moisture and keeping pets out. Materials needed to construct bin of 3 1/2 ft. diameter: /2 feet of 1/42 hardware cloth - 4 metal or plastic clips or copper wire ties - 3 or 4 four ft. wooden or metal posts for support (optional). Barrel Bin: These bins can be made from plastic or metal garbage cans. Take your old 30 gallon garbage can and punch 1/2 inch holes in the can every 6 inches or so to provide air circulation. These bins retain moisture well. If the bin has a locking lid, it will keep pets out of the compost. Block Bin: Compost bins also can be made of brick, cement blocks, rocks or old pallets. These are the most attractive bins.

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