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By Marc Lutz 

Composting helps sustain local soil, cut down on landfill volume


September 30, 2021

Marc Lutz/ Wrangell Sentinel

The sign on the compost bin at the community garden tells people what items should not be added to the mix.

To some it may look like a pile of dirt; to others it's a way to sustain agriculture and nurture the land.

The popularity of composting is catching on, giving growers a way to keep operations affordable and sustainable, and potentially helping the borough save on landfill costs.

Composting is the process of breaking down organic materials to be used in growing plants, providing needed nutrients and saving on irrigation. Composting runs hot and cold, literally. Passive or anaerobic composting, also called cold composting, takes longer to break down materials. Active or aerobic composting, al...

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