Visit our composting demonstration site where we have several different composting units on display. To learn more about composting and receive a FREE fact sheet set contact our Master Gardeners at (315)331-8415 ext. 107 – please leave your name and mailing address. It’s easy to learn how to compost so you can decrease what you send to the landfill while creating a great soil amendment that benefits your home garden, lawn and landscapes.
Composting is a convenient way to handle your yard wastes. It can be easier and cheaper than bagging these wastes or taking them to the transfer station. Compost also improves your soil and the plants growing in it. If you have a garden, lawn, trees, shrubs, or even planter boxes, you have a use for compost.
By using compost you return organic matter to the soil in a usable form. Organic matter in the soil improves plant growth by helping to break up heavy clay soils and improving their structure, by adding water and nutrient-holding capacity to sandy soils, and by adding essential nutrients to any soil. Improving your soil is the first step toward improving the health of your plants. Healthy plants are less susceptible to insect pests and plant diseases and can help clean our air and conserve our soil, making our communities healthier places in which to live.
For locations of NYS Small Scale Compost Demonstration Sites including Wayne County visit http://compost.css.cornell.edu/maps.html#Holds_Demos=Yes
Last updated November 16, 2015