Composting saves waste and provides rich fertilizer for those who do it. You can buy a composter at the County office for just $60.00.


“Many County residents, especially rural residents, are already aware of the value and benefits composting and are engaged in the process on their farms. We're hoping to encourage residents who may not be aware of the benefits of composting to get started,” 

 - Darren Lubeck, Manager, Environmental Services


 How Does Composting Work?

Composting is the natural process of 'rotting' or decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms under controlled conditions. Compost is beneficial for the land in many ways. It works as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer, and as a natural pesticide. It also adds vital humus or humic acids to soil. Composting produces a rich soil supplement which improves plant growth.

In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction, and as landfill cover.

 What Can I put In My Composter?


Baked goods, Bones, Bread, Cereal, Cheese, Coffee grounds, Dairy products, Eggs & eggshells, Fish, Fruits, Gravy & sauces, Nuts, Pasta, Peanut butter, Pizza, Processed foods, Rice, Salads, Sandwiches, Spoiled or moldy food, and Vegetables


Coffee filters, Facial tissue, Greasy pizza boxes, Paper bags, Paper napkins, Non-coated paper plates, Paper towels, Tea bags, Small paper items, Plain white tissue paper,


Flowers, Grass clippings, Houseplants, Leaves, Plant trimmings, Small branches (no larger than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter), and Weeds


Pet hair, Wooden chopsticks, stir sticks, and popsicle sticks


For more information on composting in Saddle Hills County, contact our Environmental Services.