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30

Mar

About half the stuff you throw away is compostable. Here’s what can and can’t go in the pile.

About half the stuff you throw away is compostable. Here’s what can and can’t go in the pile.

25

Mar

How to troubleshoot your compost pileIs your compost pile slimy or smelly? We’ll explain what’s going on and how to fix it.

How to troubleshoot your compost pile
Is your compost pile slimy or smelly? We’ll explain what’s going on and how to fix it.

09

Mar

81 things you can compostOur list moves well beyond raw veggies. You’re likely to find a surprise or two.

81 things you can compost
Our list moves well beyond raw veggies. You’re likely to find a surprise or two.

07

Mar

Considering composting? We’ve got the dirt on how to get started — plus, what you can compost and what you can’t!
The science of compost
How to start a compost pile in 4 steps
81 things you can compost
30 things you should never compost
How to become a composting guru

Considering composting? We’ve got the dirt on how to get started — plus, what you can compost and what you can’t!

06

Jan

When sap meets sludge: Christmas tree recycling in AustinAlways a pioneer when it comes to matters of waste disposal, the Texas capital kicks of its 30th annual Christmas tree recycling program in which discarded trees are mixed with sewer sludge to create the city’s (in)famous signature compost.

When sap meets sludge: Christmas tree recycling in Austin
Always a pioneer when it comes to matters of waste disposal, the Texas capital kicks of its 30th annual Christmas tree recycling program in which discarded trees are mixed with sewer sludge to create the city’s (in)famous signature compost.

06

Sep

30 things you should never compost or recycleThough recycling and composting are two of the most important green practices, there are some items that are bad for the environment. Follow these guidelines for best practices.

30 things you should never compost or recycle
Though recycling and composting are two of the most important green practices, there are some items that are bad for the environment. Follow these guidelines for best practices.

11

Aug

Green burial: How to turn a human body into compostA Swedish company developed a green procedure that involves freeze drying a body and returning it to the soil without chemicals.

Green burial: How to turn a human body into compost
A Swedish company developed a green procedure that involves freeze drying a body and returning it to the soil without chemicals.

11

Jul

How to build a compost bin from reclaimed wood

01

Jun


 Do compostable bags really work?  



Find out how advances in technology have helped improve these bags, which are designed to break down in your compost pile.
Find out how advances in technology have helped improve these bags, which are designed to break down in your compost pile.

04

Apr

Cooking food inside compost
Temperatures inside a compost pile can get hot enough to cook dinner — from fish to a roast.

Cooking food inside compost

Temperatures inside a compost pile can get hot enough to cook dinner — from fish to a roast.