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Composting is the collection of organic food waste that can be used for fertilizer or soil enrichment once the food items biodegrade. Many types of food can be composted - fruits, vegetables, coffee grounds, tea bags, egg shells, and certain grain products all will decompose naturally. Compost should be gathered from open containers daily to prevent unwanted odors and then placed in an air-tight container.

Once decomposed, the compost material can be used on site to fertilize landscapes and gardens. By keeping the material on site, the user eliminates fuel needs and costs for trucking the compost off site.