composting2.gifComposting is nature's elegantly simple process of recycling plant materials back into the soil. Throughout Washtenaw County, thousands of residents are reaping the benefits of composting their garden waste, food scraps, leaves, and grass clippings in their own backyard. Though Michigan law states that yard waste cannot be dumped in landfills, large municipal composting sites are costly to taxpayers and cannot compost kitchen food scraps. You can help reduce waste and save landfill space by composting your yard waste and kitchen food scraps at home. Your garden will thank you and you will save money, so why not give it a try?


  • Where can I learn more about composting?  
    It's easier than you think - learn the basics and what is available locally.
  • Other composting resources
    City of AnnArbor composting information, as well as tips and classes!  
  • Where can I purchase composting equipment? 
    You can call Washtenaw County at (734) 222-6874 and purchase a compost bin. 

For more information, please contact Jeff Krcmarik.

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