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The Green Life: Green Your Garbage: Compost

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May 20, 2009

Green Your Garbage: Compost

Turning compost Let's talk trash: Americans generate around 250 million tons of it annually. This week, we'll provide tips for reducing, reusing, and recycling your garbage.

Tip #3: Turn Waste into Compost

Food waste and yard clippings can be turned into natural fertilizer through the composting process. Sierra Club's Owen Bailey explains the basics in this video. Check out the EPA's guide to find composting resources in your region. If you're looking for something more animated than a heap of twigs and peels, consider that kitchen scraps can also be used to feed backyard chickens.

Share your tips: What do you do with green waste?

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