Inedible food scraps or wasted food that can’t be donated should be composted. There are two main forms of composting – curbside and backyard. The finished product provides nutrients for existing soils and plants. Curbside composting programs are best for those who do not want to undertake their own compost pile or want to compost more than the basics. More information on curbside composting can be found here Northfield Curbside Compost

Backyard compost bins allow residents to take scraps from their kitchen directly to the pile. The resources below include step-by-step guides and answers to frequently asked questions about starting your own compost pile.