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California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) Organic Materials Management Exit EPA
Website providing information on compost, mulch, grasscycling, and other topics relating to the management and use of organic resources.

Composting101.com Exit EPA
Website containing numerous articles about home composting, including how and what to compost, the use of worms.

Consumer’s Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste
Individual consumers can help alleviate America’s mounting trash problem by making environmentally aware decisions about everyday things like shopping and caring for the lawn. Reusing products is just one way to cut down on what we throw away. This website outlines many practical steps to reduce the amount and toxicity of garbage.

Cornell Waste Management Institute Exit EPA
The goal of the Cornell Waste Management Institute project (Composting Food Wastes: Education and Technical Assistance for Businesses and Institutions) is to increase the capacity to compost the tremendous amount of food scraps produced in New York State.

Service Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom (32 pp, 934K, about PDF)
This booklet describes how students across the country are gaining hands-on awareness of waste reduction, recycling, and composting through solid waste service-learning projects.

US Composting Council Exit EPA
The USCC is dedicated to the development, expansion, and promotion of the composting industry based upon science, principles of sustainability, and economic viability.

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