Skip to content

Calendar | County Offices | Contact Us | Publications College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | College of Family & Consumer Sciences

Publications on Composting

4 publications were found.

  • Compost Utilization for Erosion Control (B 1200)

    Composting is the controlled biological process of decomposition and recycling of organic material into a humus-rich soil amendment known as compost. Mixed organic materials such as manure, yard trimmings, food waste and biosolids must go through a controlled heat process before they can be used as high quality, biologically stable and mature compost (otherwise it is just mulch, manure or byproduct). Compost has a variety of uses and is known to improve soil quality and productivity as well as prevent and control erosion. Published on Feb 28, 2015.

  • Composting and Mulching cover image Composting and Mulching (C 816)

    This publication explains how to build, maintain a compost pile as well as how to use compost and mulch in the yard and garden. Published on Feb 28, 2015.

  • Composting: Recycling Landscape Trimmings (C 981)

    Citizens throughout Georgia are recycling newspaper, cans, glass and plastic in an effort to divert these materials from the waste stream. Another important part of waste reduction involves recycling leaves, lawn clippings, and tree and shrub trimmings instead of placing them curbside for the county or municipality to pick up. These landscape riches from Mother Nature can be easily recycled and turned into nutrient-rich organic matter right in your backyard through a process called composting. Published on Mar 31, 2017.

  • Food Waste Composting: Institutional and Industrial Application (B 1189)

    For any business or institution producing food waste, this organic material can be easily decomposed into high quality compost. As landfill space and openings decrease, there will undoubtedly be more pressure to compost food waste along with all organic waste. As tipping fees increase and it becomes prohibitively more expensive to landfill, composting may be an attractive financial alternative as well as a value-added opportunity. Published on Jan 31, 2017.