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Cornell publishes a Home Composting slideshow. This PowerPoint presentation (PDF) can be accessed here.

Everyone Can Compost

  • It's an easy, practical, and inexpensive way to dispose of your yard and kitchen waste. Instead of adding these materials to the garbage, transform them into a natural fertilizer — finished compost — that can benefit the environment. 
  • By Using Compost, You Return Organic Matter to the Soil in Usable Form
  • Organic matter in the soil improves plant growth by helping to break up heavy clay soils and improving their structure, by adding water and nutrient-holding capacity to sandy soils, and by adding essential nutrients to any soil. Improving your soil is the first step toward improving the health of your plants. Healthy plants help clean our air and conserve our soil, making our communities healthier places in which to live.
  • Home Composting Can Significantly Reduce the Amount of Trash
  • Composting kitchen scraps can cut down on household garbage by as much as 30 per cent.

May 7-13, 2017 

Pleasantville Compost Awareness Week

On April 23, 2012 the Village of Pleasantville proclaimed the first week of May Compost Awareness Week as part of International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated each year in the first full week of May. Read more about Compost Awareness Week here.

Visit the U.S. Composting Council's website.