What would you rather grow? A rich backyard garden? Or a an ever-expanding landfill down the road? By composting your yard waste and kitchen scraps, you can reduce the amount of waste that you are feeding to the landfill and at the same time produce food for your yard and garden that is as good as any soil conditioner your money can buy.

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The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service offers comprehensive information on lawns and gardens including on yard waste and composting. Workshops, classes and demonstrations on composting are offered throughout the year.

Composting 101

Below are some of the basics of backyard composting. Learn more in our Backyard Composting guide. For more information, contact your nearest Cooperative Extension field office. In New Castle County, at 302-831-2667. In Kent County, at 302-739-4000. or in Sussex County, at 302-856-7303.