The following resources were developed by the Compost Education Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County.
Home Composting Brochure - An excellent resource available on the Cornell Waste Management Institute's web site. "The Essentials of Composting" section is very helpful.
Basics & Benefits of Composting - What is compost and why is it so useful when used as mulch, in the garden or in potting mixtures?
Preparation of Food Scraps for Faster Composting - Helpful tips for kitchen management.
Welded Wire Cylinder Bin - A popular, effective, and low-cost bin for composting.
Lasagna Composting - The layering technique that minimizes maintenance, deters pests, and speeds composting!
Troubleshooting - Describes symptoms, possible causes, and solutions for the most common composting problems.
Leaf Composting - Five ways to use leaves to more effectively garden and compost.
Winter Composting - How to extend the life of your outdoor composting well into the cold season.
Standard version - For easier viewing and printing on 8 1/2" by 11" paper.
Brochure to fold - Sizing best if you print (back-to-back) on legal paper, then fold.
Sources of Composting Worms - Where to get composting worms for vermicomposting.
"Stealth" (Indoor) Composting - An indoor composting system that defies detection!
Visit Cornell University's Waste Management Institute for information on small and large scale composting, mortality and on-farm composting, health and safety of compost, and find a map to locate compost demonstration sites and facilities in New York State.
Last updated March 4, 2016