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Yard and food wastes, alone, make up 27 percent of the waste stream (EPA, Municipal Solid Waste in The United States: 2010 Facts and Figures.) Composting is a perfect way to reuse the nutrients captured in those wastes and save landfill space.

Composting recycles organic wastes into a useful product that can be used by consumers, businesses and government agencies to enhance the health of soil and increase water-holding ability. Follow the links below to learn more about compost in Montana.

Backyard Composting

Recipe for Compost

Compost Business in Montana

Filter Berms and Erosion Control: Innovative Concepts for Compost Use

University of Montana Food Waste Composting Demonstration Project

Why Does DEQ Promote Compost?

Resources:

Cornell University Composting in Schools 

EPA Compost Resources

U.S. Composting Council

A Guide to Composting for Kids!

Kids Recipe for Composting

Kids Composting Toolkit

More Links and Resources:

Humus Compost and Mulch