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Reasons to Compost

Composting with a purpose


Composting increases soil moisture, supports soil bacteria and reduces the need to use artificial fertilizer.

It reduces the need to ship garbage to other states or to incinerate trash.  Grounds For A Peel uses the natural resources that help food waste decompose naturally.  Composting also reduces methane gas produced in the landfills.  Food waste makes up 40% of waste going into the landfills.

Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Food scraps and other waste materials are combined to decompose organically. By mixing all materials together it accelerates the process and eventually compost is made. Compost helps plants in your garden and supplies various nutrients.

Who can compost?

A path to success

Everyone can take action to reduce food loss and waste in the United States, whether you are an individual, a business, a school, or a non-profit, community or faith-based organization.

What to compost?

Items listed can be recycled.

Fruits and vegetables, Coffee grounds and filters, Tea bags no strings & staples, Nut shells, Shredded newspaper, Paper, Meat, Chicken bones, Dairy, Hay, Straw , Leaves, Sawdust, Wood chips, Wood Ashes, Green plants, Garden trimmings, Flowers, Manure/bedding from animals that eat only plants, Potting soil, Bread/grains, Egg shells, Corncob, Food soiled-paper towels/napkins, Flour/spices

Why Compost?

Lowers your carbon footprint.

Enriches soil, reduces chemical fertilizers. Encourages the production of bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. Reduces methane emissions from landfills.

How to compost?

Let us do the work

For composting indoors we will provide each client a special type of bin for collecting the composting material.


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Be Informed


Consumers waste about one pound of food per day, or 225-290 pounds per year.

Food Waste in landfills is 35 million pounds.

Composting can reduce emissions by 2.3 billion tons.

Methane gas released from food in landfills is 28 times more potent than CO2.