Educational Resources on Compost

Atlas Organics believes that education is critically important in making a impact on the environment. Our mission is sustainability and being part of something much bigger than ourselves. We want to help you to do the same. Here you will find information on composting, how to use compost, how you can contribute to the composting efforts in your community, and much more. 

Resource Library

General

From compost to community work and more.

Science

Deep dives into the world of compost and it’s creation.

Case Studies

Commercial and residential examples of composting programs and community activities.

How-To

Step by step guides for how to use compost in all types of growing mediums.

Kids

Fun ways to learn about the power of compost for every age.

General

The Atlas Difference

Understanding the difference between backyard compost and Atlas Compost can help you further see why quality, testing, and control matter in the long run.

Compost in Agriculture

Did you know compost can greatly benefit agricultural growth? More and more farms around the country are using compost to amend their soil.

Four Seasons of Compost

Compost may be commonly thought of as only used in Spring and Autumn but there are several strategic ways in which compost can be used all year long!

8 Ways to Use Compost at Home – Let’s dig in to ways to use compost at home!
Compost Reduces Landscaping Costs – Compost is a very inexpensive soil amendment.
Myths About Compost – Clear up several misunderstandings about compost.
Benefits of Atlas Compost – A breakdown of all the benefits compost can bring to your soil.
Summer Soil Loves Compost – There are many ways in which compost can be used even in the summer heat!
Compost vs. Fertilizer – Learn how organic compost compares to synthetic fertilizer.
Compost Save Money – Discover the financial benefits of compost.

Science

The Environmental Impact of Food Waste

According to the EPA, over one-third of the food produced in the United States is never eaten.

Environmental Benefits of Compost

Compost has many direct benefits when used but can play a key part in the fight against climate change and global warming.

How Compost Combats Climate Change

Learn how compost can play a key role in the fight against climate change.

Pumpkins and Compost – Learn about how pumpkins impact the environment and how to divert them into making compost. 

Case Studies

Community Case Studies

Learn about sustainability efforts in Minnesota, New York, and California.

Community Impact Case Studies

Learn about three examples of the work Atlas has done to serve towns and communities.

Top Dressing Case Study

Did you know that compost is also the perfect way to top dress your grass?

How-To

8 Ways Compost Education

8 Ways to Use Compost at Home

Let’s dig in to eight good ways to use compost at home!

6 Ways to Prep Gardens for Fall & Winter

Prepping soil with compost and much more!

Compost Application Guide

Depending on how you’re applying compost, different steps need to be taken to ensure the greatest outcome!

How to Choose the Right Soil for your Project – Not sure whether to use compost, top soil, or fill dirt? We can help!
Revising your Organics Waste Strategy to Include Composting – Revising the organics waste strategy for municipalities and cities requires a full assessment of current
processes, consistent problems, and future solutions.

Kids Zone

Recycle City

In this game there's lots to do - people and places to visit and plenty of ways to explore how all the city kids and adults reduce waste, reuse and repair things, recycle, and compost.

Little Critters - Learn to Sort and Recycle

Learn the basics of recycling with the Litter Critters! Kids will sort trash into four different litter categories: recyclables, compost, electronic waste, and landfill waste.

Recycling Challenge Game

Learn about your community’s waste diversion programs in a fun way with our brand new waste sorting game. Sort materials correctly and win fun items to build your own digital park!

What is Compost?

Compost is the product manufactured through the controlled aerobic, biological decomposition of biodegradable materials. It has undergone mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures, which significantly reduces the viability of pathogens and weed seeds, and stabilizes the carbon, such that it is beneficial to plant growth.

compostingcouncil.org 

Compost Education Image

Accepted Compostable Items

First Time Planters

If this is your first time planting with compost, Welcome! We are always excited to meet new gardeners, farmers, and growers here at Atlas Organics. We’re here to help you educate yourself on all things compost with education tools, tips, and videos. Also, check out some of the links to our favorite sites including the United States Composting Council, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Resources Defense Council.

Compost Education Videos

These compost education videos are full of valuable information on the development, uses, and certification of compost.  

STA Certification and Soil Testing

Want to know even more? Check out our blog.

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