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Guest commentary: Composting good for soil and air

9:13 PM, Jul. 17, 2013
Beck
Beck
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Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials into a humus-like substance utilizing air, moisture and microorganisms. It is nature's way of recycling and has been going on for millions of years.

For example, deciduous trees litter the earth with thousands of leaves. Yet, they do not build up (a landfill) or release odors/toxins into the air (incineration/gasification), nor do they diminish the productivity of the soil, like much of the trash we throw away.

Composting is a natural, environmental, economical, alternative to municipal waste management practices. The ...

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