Beginning July 1, organic food scraps are prohibited from landfills throughout the state of Vermont. While some recycling centers and trash haulers will take the food waste, homeowners can consider composting.
"Compost improves garden soil by increasing its organic matter. This, in turn, improves soil drainage. Organic matter is especially beneficial in heavy clay or light, sandy soils as it reduces soil crusting and helps soil hold water and nutrients," says Dr. Leonard Perry, horticulture professor emeritus of the University of Vermont.
In order to get started homeowners will need to learn about the composting process to begin. Microorganisms are the key to making a compost pile decompose.
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