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Learn More About Composting

The Learn More pages are Interactive learning tools, reference materials, and supporting documentation. You can use the Learn More pages as you go through the Compost Happens Tutorial, or browse through them by clicking on the page titles below.



  • Can I Compost It?
    Contains a table of compostable and non-compostable materials.
  • Grasscycling
    Some tips on what to do with grass clippings.
  • Managing Problematic Materials
    Materials such as diseased plants, pesticides, and large amounts of grass may cause problems.  This page tries to address them.
  • Troubleshooting
    If you have a compost pile and are having trouble with pests, odor or if it's not heating up, try this page.
  • When Is Compost Ready?
    How can you tell if your compost is ready.  This page has some general rules, but if you still can't tell, try the Compost Maturity Tests.
  • Compost Maturity Tests
    If you can't tell when your compost is ready by looking at it, then try some of these tests.
  • Bin Construction and Ordering Information
    If you're ready to compost and you want to build or buy a bin, this page will give you the information you need to make the right choice.
  • Vermicomposting (Composting with worms)
    Everyone can compost even if you live in an apartment or a condominium!  This page will tell you how!