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How to Compost
Composting is the process of breaking down organic material back into soil. Compost is an natural way to provide nutrients to plants and crops, and helps to offset the use of chemical fertilizers.
What is a commercial composter?
A commercial composter is a business or facility that collects food waste and other organic materials and processes them back into natural fertilizer, referred to as compost. Composting uses heat, moisture, and biological processes to break down food and other organic materials, including compostable products. Compostable products, such as plates, cups, bowls, and trash bags, are accepted by many commercial compost facilities. There are commercial compost facilities throughout the United States, so there is likely a commercial compost near you. You can use the list above to find a commercial compost near you.
Where can I find more information about compost near me?
The following organizations specialize in composting and composting facilities:
Compost Manufacturing Alliance
Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)