Composting converts waste organic material into a rich soil builder (compost) that can contribute humus (well-decomposed organic material) to support a healthy soil microbial community which, in turn, nourishes plants growing in the soil. Composting is easy, can be done a several different ways and reduces the quantity of methane (a strong greenhouse gas) releases into the atmosphere from municipal landfills.

To learn more about how you can get started with a home composting operation, please check out these resources:

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

New Mexico Compost Coalition

New Mexico Organics Recycling Organization

NM Environment Department Backyard Composting Made Easy

NM Environment Department compost facility list

USEPA Composting at Home webpage

Johnson-Su Bioreactor