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Composting and Compost Use


Composting is the manipulated decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms for production of a humus-like end product termed compost. Composting is used to stabilize waste by-products to improve their handling, health and nuisance characteristics and to generate soil amendments and soilless media that have attributes that improve soil physical, chemical and biological properties. The information on this site will address the processes employed to compost organic materials, how to assess the quality of the finished product, and benefits of compost as a soil amendment or soilless medium.