Frequently Asked Questions
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.
It is matter composed of organic compounds that have come from the remains of organisms such as plants and animals.
You can use compost in a variety of ways: Use as mulch. Compost-as-mulch is a fantastic way to boost your garden’s harvest. …
as part of your mix for DIY potting soil, for use on fall perennials, spring bulbs, spread on new or established lawns, top dress garden beds, add to vegetable gardens and fruit trees and much more.
See a free PDF download on 8 Ways to Use Compost at Home.
South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, and Texas.
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Food Waste Compost Facilities
- BPI Certified Compostable Products
- Coffee Grounds & Filters
- Paper Egg Cartons Pizza Boxes
- Unwanted Leftovers
- Paper Towels, Tissues, Napkins
- Pasta, Rice, Grains, Bread
- Egg Shells, Nut Shells
- Dairy Products
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Peels, Pits, Seeds
- Seafood Shells and Bones
- Cooked Meat & Fish (Raw depending on the state)
Yard Waste Compost Facilities
- Yard Waste
- Plant Clippings
- Yard trimmings, leaves, grass clippings, land-clearing debris, wood, untreated/unpainted wood, ag crop field residuals, compostable bags for collecting yard debris
See a free PDF download on Accepted Compostable Items.
Compost use and selection decisions consider many factors, and therefore are not one-size-fits-all. The US Composting Council Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) Program helps you make the best decision for your application by providing clarity, consistency, and confidence.
Learn more at the USCC website.