Recycling food scraps is a great first step!
But what if you want to create your very own compost system that
turns those food scraps into a regenerative soil amendment that YOU can use?
There are many different types of compost systems, from big backyard bins, to small space "stealth" or vermicomposting (composting using worms!). The resources on this page will help you get started on your composting journey :-) Whether you live in a dorm, apartment, or household, there is an option for you!
"Any Person Any Home," our homemade guide for composting as a Cornell student
In the Spring of 2020, we created a handmade "zine" for Cornell students. The zine contains information about what to compost, basic compost science, different compost bin setups (from small space, indoor solutions to big outdoor systems), as well as troubleshooting smells and pests, testing for finished compost, and using your compost in your garden or in agricultural settings. Check it out at the link below!
Additional composting resources
For more resources on how to get started with composting, check out the Tompkins County Compost Education Program, part of Cornell Cooperative Extension. They have tons of great guides and resources for all your composting needs.