Yard waste can be safely managed in your own back yard. To assist residents in managing yard waste and food scraps in their own back yard, Concord Public Works sells 2 different styles of home compost bins. Compost bins are available from Concord Public Works during regular office hours to Concord residents only.
Yard and Food Waste Composting Guide
The compost bins help hold in heat and moisture, keep animals out, and look more attractive than open compost heaps. Organic material will start to turn to compost in the bins in 3 to 6 months. Compost, known as "black gold" to gardeners, replenishes nutrients in the soil, helps retain moisture, makes the soil easy to work, and helps plants resist disease. Compost makes plants healthy so they can overcome adverse conditions without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.