What is Composting?

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The City of Manassas has been working with Compost Crew to develop a curbside composting program for our residents. Since the start of the pilot program, City residents have diverted thousands of pounds of recyclable organic material from the landfill! Great job everyone!

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into compost, which is valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants.  

Composting your organics:

  • Reduces the trash that goes to landfill by 28% or more
  • Helps to reduce methane emissions from landfills
  • Increases  your soil’s water retention capacity, productivity, and resiliency
  • Saves on your water bill
  • Reduces food waste
Did you know ...
Each day in the United States approximately one pound of food per person is wasted. This equates to 103 million tons (81.4 billion pounds) of food waste generated in America in 2017, or between 30-40 percent of the food supply, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Aug 25, 2020

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