Composting - It's Recycling...Naturally

Components of Compost

The process of composting uses the natural process of decay to change organic wastes (i.e., grass clippings, food scraps, and leaves) into a valuable, humus-like material known as compost.

Decay Process Factors

Building a compost pile or bin allows you to influence the natural decay process by controlling the following factors:

  • Air (oxygen)
  • Water
  • Food
  • Temperature
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Speeding Up the Process

By managing these factors, you can speed up the otherwise naturally slow decay process.

For More Information

If you have any questions, would like to purchase our leaf compost or would like more details, download Composting...It's Recycling Naturally (PDF), a PDF presentation by the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. You may also contact us.

A virtual 1 ½ hour class “Basic Backyard Composting” is available through the Exton Public Library in March and April. You can sign up at the link below

https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/ChesterCountyLibrary/?t=g&q=composting&cid=-1&cal=-1&ct=50242&inc=0