Soil in cupped hands

Compost is a nutrient rich soil amendment that enhances plant growth.

A handful of healthy worms coming out of coffee compost; vermicomposting
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Vermicomposting is a great way to manage food waste when you have limited outdoor space

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Composting can reduce your household waste by as much as 30%


There are many ways to compost. Choose the method of composting that suits your lifestyle.


There are many ways to compost from indoor to outdoor methods. Luckily, there is a simple, efficient way for you to compost your food scraps and keep them out of the landfill. Take a look at three of the leading composting methods:

1. Three Bin Compost System


This is the type of composting system we have at the Sustainable Living Center! Typically, these systems have three bins, one for active use, one for curing, and one for storing finished compost. These systems are completely customizable to your needs and preferences.

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2. Vermicomposting

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We love worms! Vermicomposting is a wonderful solution for those without outdoor space to compost. In this system, worms do the work for you and create a wonderful soil amendment while doing so.

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3. Bokashi


Bokashi composting is a small but very effective way to begin the composting process. These systems are able to process things that other systems can't like fats and meat.

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Home Composting FAQs

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers research based knowledge about home composting methods and best management practices. Please visit our library of Fact Sheets here: compost resources.

Last updated December 19, 2022