Transforms food scraps and lawn & garden waste into a valuable soil amendment.
Preserves valuable landfill space.
Protects the environment.
Classes are available for groups of all ages with simple instruction of available compost opportunities & how to get started. Call 712-792-5001 to schedule a class.
Having the right recipe, preparing your ingredients prior to adding, layering the greens and the browns, providing the right amount of sun, water and flipping is essential for composting success.
1- NEVER add the items from the AVOID list. They will decompose along with your approved ingredients, but they attract flies and rodents and will produce a smell from your compost pile.
2- ALWAYS chop your ingredients into small pieces. They will decompose eventually if you leave them whole, but it will take a whole lot longer…like a year or more depending on the item.
3- CONSISTENTLY layer, water and flip your compost as it decomposes for best results. You can however, have several ‘yearly’ piles that you only add to for a year, then move to the new pile the following year. The ‘yearly’ pile will decompose, but it will take several years to produce the completed compost.
4- SUNSHINE! Heat is essential for your compost recipe to cook. (decompose) Find a bright sunny spot for best results.