California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Organic Materials Management

Home Gardening

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Homeowners can prevent waste and manage their own organic discards by grasscycling and composting at home. These practices help keep organic materials out of landfills, and offer many benefits to home gardeners. Grasscycling saves time (no more bagging) and money (because less fertilizer is needed) and encourages a healthier lawn (grass clippings contain valuable nitrogen). Backyard composting yields a rich soil amendment which can be used in gardens and landscaping, while saving homeowners money spent on purchasing soil conditioners and fertilizers.

 
Last updated: June 7, 2012
Organic Materials Management http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/
Contacts: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/Contacts.htm