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 Additional information about organics recycling will be posted on this page as it becomes available. 

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Composting

Composting is the controlled, natural decomposition of organic matter. Organisms break down organic materials into compost, a nutrient-rich soil amendment that improves the health and efficiency of your garden ecosystem from the ground up. 

You can help California meet the Organics Recycling goals by setting up a home compost system and recycling at home, by using worms to compost, or by joining your neighbors and co-workers in a community composting project.  

One of the most powerful things you can do to help California adapt to a changing climate is to use compost and mulch produced in California to sequester carbon in the soil.

Additional Information

California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

CalRecycle brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship.

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