The Compost and Mulch Use Toolbox is a one-stop reference on the use of compost and mulch on different landscapes, and as a component of systems and treatments designed for carbon sequestration, erosion control, fire remediation, stormwater management and other uses. The purpose of the toolbox is to provide compost and mulch suppliers, state and local governmental agencies, contractors, homeowners, and others with information on using compost and mulch to improve our air, soil, and water; increase plant growth and vigor; save Californians money; reduce use of fossil fuels; and realize many other benefits.

* CalRecycle acknowledges and thanks Caltrans for the use of ideas and content contained in its Erosion Control Toolbox

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