Earth Day 2015

Earth Day challenges us to consider various ways we might contribute mitigate our impact on the planet and its resources.

Each year, Wisconsin households still send 600 million pounds of “food waste” and compostable material to our landfills. Composting table scraps and yard waste can reduce the use of water and synthetic fertilizers. The microbial decomposition of biodegradable materials that have been piled, mixed and moistened will result in a humus-rich organic soil amendment containing nutrients that will foster plant growth. Compost moderates soil temperature, improves soil drainage, fertility, and structure, and can suppress weeds.

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Compost bins are available for purchase for $45 at:

Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste Office
1419 Holland Road, Appleton

posted by Sue

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