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Compost Overview

Composting is nature's way of recycling plants such as leaves, grass clippings, twigs, fruit and vegetable trimmings into a soil fertilizer that helps your garden grow. Composting helps keep plants healthy, conserves water, prevents runoff, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Composting Resources

To learn home composting basics, visit the Santa Clara County Composting Education Program website. Find out about the Master Composter Training program and sign up for a free composting class.

Master Composters teach residents how to build compost piles and worm bins, then how to use compost in their gardens. They also provide presentations to local schools, community organizations, and events. To find out more, contact the Santa Clara County Home Composting Program "Rotline" at (408) 918-4640.