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7 days to #EarthDay. Recycle all year long, but in the spring there are special things you can do in your yard:

Tip 10: Compost Yard Trimmings and Some Food Scraps ackyard composting of certain food scraps and yard trimmings can significantly reduce the amount of waste that needs to be managed by the local government or put in a landfill. When properly composted, these wastes can be turned into natural soil additives for use on lawns and gardens, and used as potting soil for house plants. Finished compost can improve soil texture, increase the ability of the soil to absorb air and water, suppress weed growth, decrease erosion, and reduce the need to apply commercial soil additives. Learn how to compost food scraps and yard trimmings (see Composting Is Easy! ). For more information, consult reference materials on composting, or check with local environmental, agricultural, or park services. Composting foods in highly populated areas is not recommended because it can attract rodents a...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/catbook/tip10.htm

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