Compost is a mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients. Composting is easy and can be done on an individual, organization, and city level. It is important to thoroughly research composting before you start to do it safely an effectively.

Why this Matters

For My Organization

Composting reduces waste, thereby saving your organization money by decreasing the frequency of waste removal. It can also be used as fertilizer, keeping landscaping costs down.

For New Orleans

Composting reduces overall waste in cities and diverts organic matter from landfills that would ultimately produce methane and leachate formulation. Compost also enriches soil while cleaning it up, reducing the need for water, pesticides and fertilizer.

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