How Do You Compost? (QUIZ)

01/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Center for American Progress

Keeping food and yard waste out of the trash through composting at home is easier than you might think. Take our quiz to help you sort through your trash to find what makes a healthy compost heap.

Composting at home keeps food waste out of already overcrowded landfills. And yard waste decomposing in landfills can generate methane, a greenhouse gas.

Composting makes efficient use of these materials--and many paper products, wood chips, and even fireplace ashes--resulting in a product that can promote higher agricultural crop yields, reduce or eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers, and suppress plant diseases and pests.
Read the full story and test your composting knowledge here.

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