Yard & Food Waste
City of Hastings residents can use the City Compost Drop Site at no charge. To learn more, visit www.hastingsmi.org/compost-drop-site/
According to the Institute of Self Reliance, more than 50% of trash set at the curb is made up of compostable materials. Compostable materials include fruit and vegetable discards, eggshells, coffee grounds, tea bags and leaves, herbaceous animal manure, paper towels and napkins, paper and cardboard contaminated with food, lawn clippings, leaves and twigs, sawdust and woodchips, straw and hay, and even hair and fur. These materials can be managed in your own backyard through a composting system. Composting is a natural way to break down these materials and provide you with a rich soil enhancer.
- Learn How to Compost
- Composting: How to Make Compost using Tumblers & Bins
- Michigan Organics Council - Impacts of Compost
Composting with Worms
Worms are a natural part of the decomposition of organic materials and can be used to manage your kitchen scraps. Setting up and managing a worm bin is a fun and educational way to get the whole family involved in creating a healthy nutrient for plants.