Composting transforms your yard and garden trimmings—grass clippings, leaves, and pruning material—into a dark, crumbly, sweet-smelling material that naturally enriches the earth.

When you compost, you create an environment for microscopic organisms to break down dry, carbon-rich “brown” material, such as fallen leaves and wood chips; and wet, nitrogen-rich “green” material, including grass clippings and flowers.

Along with air and water, the carbon and nitrogen materials decompose and create a high-nutrient compost to use for your lawn and garden.

When is the next composting workshop?

We conduct composting workshops throughout the year. Learn more about the do’s and don’t’s of composting and share ideas with others.  For information about upcoming workshops, check our events calendar. Or, call 311 (out-of-County: 240-777-0311, TTY: 301-251-4850).