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Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter

New York State Compost Awareness Week

Compost Awarness Week 2020 Poster

Join us in celebrating New York State Compost Awareness Week, May 3rd - May 9th, as we recognize the importance of compost, how to make it and how to use it! This year’s theme is “Soil Loves Compost”. Adding compost to soil adds valuable nutrients, improves soil structure, and supports plant health. It’s no wonder soil loves compost! Learn more about how you can celebrate NYS Compost Awareness Week.

Try your hand at composting this year! Making compost takes some care; Add greens, browns, water and air. Turn your yard trimmings and food scraps into rich compost your plants will love all in your own backyard. The beauty of composting is there's no one way to do it. There is a home composting system for everyone, whether you have the space outside or inside. You can compost inside with a worm bin -- red wigglers are the heroes of worm composting. Use your homemade compost to add valuable nutrients to your garden beds all while creating a better future for tomorrow. Learn more about home composting.

Join DEC Environmental Program Specialist Gary Feinland for a Facebook Live video May 6th on DEC's Facebook page as he talks about identifying common problems in your backyard compost pile and how to fix them.

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