Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It is one of the most powerful actions we can take to reduce our trash, address climate change, and build healthy soil. By turning our food scraps and yard trim into compost, we can transform our waste streams into a beneficial, value-added soil amendment and use it to protect the environment and create resilient communities.

Did you know that Organic food scraps may be mixed in with yard waste during the yard waste season?

Looking for a list of acceptable composting materials? 

The following items are accepted by LRS:

  1. Baked Goods     
  2. Bread                    
  3. Cereal                   
  4. Coffee Filters     
  5. Coffee Grounds 
  6. Dairy                      
  7. Egg Shells            
  8. Eggs                       
  9. Fruits
  10. Grass Clippings                  
  11. Leaves
  12. Pasta Shells
  13. Peanut Shells
  14. Plants
  15. Tea Bags
  16. Vegetables
  17. Weeds

Why is composting beneficial?

The Environmental Concerns Commission recommends that this environmentally sound advice not only reduces impacts on landfills but lowers water usage (and subsequent water and electricity usage costs) for those who normally grind these items in their kitchen sinks.

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