Today, solid waste management is one of the most prominent environmental issues facing Texas and many other states throughout the nation. Our landfills are filling up at an alarming rate.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission recognizes the need for public education regarding the minimization of solid waste and has created this educational resource on composting toward that goal.
Composting Guide Index
- Chapter 1, The Decomposition Process
- Chapter 2, Composting Fundamentals
- Chapter 3, Composting Structures
- Chapter 4, Building and Maintaining a Compost Pile
- Chapter 5, Utilization of Compost and Other Landscape Refuse
- Chapter 6, Composting Questions and Answers
- Chapter 7, You Can Start a Home Composting Education Program
Educational resource prepared by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Solid and Hazardous Waste Managment Initiative Team (Marty Baker, Bill Knoop, Susan Quiring, Ann Beard, Bruce Lesikar, John Sweeten, and Robert Burns). Acknowledgement is made to Wayne McLaurin, Georgia Cooperative Extension Service who provided valuable materials and references that are included herein.
The information given herein is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service is implied.
Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin.
Publication Revised February 2009