The average American household throws away about 25 percent of its food. But if we composted that stuff, we would lighten landfill loads while creating nourishment for gardens and lawns.Cary Oshins, a soil scientist and the director of education for the United States Composting Council, explains the easy, earth-friendly practice.
How do you start?
Get a bottomless plastic, metal, or wooden container that holds about 80 gallons, or 10 cubic feet. Place it on the ground in a shady area of your yard. On the kitchen counter, set a small lidded container for catching compo stables as you cook.