Did you know that at least 30% of what goes into the City of Dallas landfill is
compostable kitchen and yard waste? You have the power to help eliminate
this waste by starting your very own backyard composting bin or indoor
Composting is nature's way of recycling. Not only does composting help reduce waste, but it reduces your need for
expensive and harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides, provides
nutrients to your soil, and helps retain moisture so you don’t have to
water as often.
___________________________________________________________________________________________What Can Be Composted?
- Kitchen waste (e.g. egg shells, vegetable & fruit scraps)
- Wood chips or sawdust (the wood must be untreated)
- Yard trimmings
- Shredded paper, Cardboard, Newspaper
- Coffee grounds
What Should Not Go In the Compost Pile?
The Dallas Zero Waste team holds Composting Seminars in the Fall and Spring.
- Meat, fish & poultry
- Dairy products
- Grease or oils
- Pet feces
- Treated Wood
- Glossy paper
To view some of the presentations, please see below.
Texas Worm Ranch - Vermicomposting