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CORNELL Composting

 This website is maintained by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and provides access to a variety of composting educational materials and programs developed at Cornell University.

Everything you ever wanted to know about composting, but were afraid to ask?
Not quite, but we do hope we've assembled some useful information.

Science and Engineering

This section outlines the basic science and engineering principles involved in the composting process. There are a number of calculations and experiments you can try out on your own.

Composting in Schools

A special section for students and teachers using composing in the classroom. Don't miss the section on "weird and unusual composting".

Composting Fact Sheets

Developed by CWMI covering natural rendering, marketing, regulations, quality, testing, bulking materials, equipment, liquids, health and safety, back yard, municipal solid waste, and municipal yard waste for facility operators.

For specific comments related to this page, please contact the Cornell Waste Management Institute.

The Cornell Composting Website was developed by Tom Richard, Nancy Trautmann, Marianne Krasny, Sue Fredenburg and Chris Stuart.
All material is protected by Section 107 of the 1976 copyright law. Copyright © is held by Cornell University. If you intend to use this material, please acknowledge its author and source.

Cornell Waste Management Institute © 1996
Dept of Crop and Soil Sciences
Bradfield Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-5601