Composting programs in towns, businesses, schools, and homes are popping up all over Maine. This should be no surprise given the many environmental and economic benefits well designed and managed composting programs can have. From reducing the need for landfill space and lowering municipal solid waste (MSW) program costs to remediating contaminated soils and lowering greenhouse gas emissions, composting is a proven and effective tool for eliminating wastefulness and protecting the environment. Explore the resources below to learn more about the value of composting and how you can start to compost in your home, business, city, or town.
(REMEMBER: You should always first reduce your waste, or feed people or animals with edible food before composting. For more food recovery strategies, visit our page on Food Waste. )