If you're like me, you've never really thought about starting a compost pile in your own backyard. I do recycling with the City and I like being able to keep that trash out of the landfill, but the idea of a compost pile in my yard was a little daunting. Thankfully I found a business that specializes in composting food so I don't have to mess with the mess.

New Green Organics opened a little over a year ago and they make composting easy. For $32.00 a month, you can get a 3.5 gallon bin to put your food scraps in that they pick up and then give you 5 pounds of compost in return. If you don't want finished compost, you only pay $22.00 a month. If you're a gardener you know that compost is good for your yard and keeping the food scraps out of the landfill is another bonus in addition with the City recycling you probably already do.

You can compost all fruit and vegetable scraps either raw or cooked along with the peels, pulp, pits, stems, and seeds. You can compost any bread or grain products, egg shells, coffee grounds and tea leaves including coffee filters, meat and bones that have been cooked, and nuts and nut shells.

You can't compost oils, fat trimmings, or lard, heavily processed foods like cake, gelatin, pudding, or candy, liquids, any dairy products, or raw meat. You can check out more information on their website by clicking here, but this sounds like just another way to help save our landfill space and enrich your yard and garden with fresh compost.

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