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.
- Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series - visit this page for information about this series of webinars, to view past webinar videos, and register for upcoming webinars.
- Guidelines for In-House Composting Poultry Mortality as a Rapid Response to Avian Influenza
- Mid-Atlantic Composting Directory
- Urban Nutrient Management Handbook
- Backyard Composting
- What is compost?
- On-farm mortality composting
- Composting hog mortalities
- Composting yard waste
- Using Compost in Your Landscape