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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Residents can compost without dealing with a bin

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FBTX ~ Thanks to a new program offered by the Farmers Branch Department of Sustainability & Public Health, residents will now be able to participate in composting without dealing with the challenges of a composting bin at home.

   Beginning Thursday, January 16, Farmers Branch residents will be able to bring compostable materials to the Citizen Collection Center at 1399 Valley View, to be collected and composted at Recycle Revolution in Dallas.

   What is composting? Composting is a great way to reduce your food waste and environmental impact. But it can also seem like a stinky, daunting task that only residents with big yards and lots of time can do. But thanks to a new program being offered by the City of Farmers Branch Department of Sustainability and Public Health, you don’t even need to have a compost bin at home to participate in composting.

   What is compost? Compost is decayed organic matter — and "organic matter" is a wide-ranging term. A branch can be organic matter, but so can a banana peel. When you mix a bunch of these items in a compost pile they break down naturally into a nutrient-rich fertilizer that helps gardens grow.

   For the list of items accepted (and not accepted) visit farmersbranchtx.gov/compost.

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