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Agronomist bob shaffer explains the benefits of using food waste compost to create organically-rich humus

Recology consultant, agronomist Bob Shaffer, knows that composting is our best way to reintroduce organic matter to spent soils and and encourage healthy microbial activity. Experts agree that composting and applying compost is not only good for the environment, but also good for your growing operation.


Want to learn more from the experts?

Click the links below to read from our Compost Information Library.

"Soil Fertility and Fertilization" by consultant Neal Kinsey; published in the national journal of sustainable agriculture, Acres U.S.A.

"USCC Factsheet: Compost and Its Benefits" published by the US Composting Council

"Organic Compost Seems to Promise Better Grapes" published in the American Wine Society Journal


See Recology in the News:

"Earth to Earth: San Francisco Food Makes Good Compost" by Michelle Locke, Associated Press

"Compost on the Menu" by Mike Lee, The Sacramento Bee

"Turning Table Scraps into Fine Wine" by Jeanne Lightly, The Napa Valley Register

"Wineries Love City's Compost Program" by Adrienne Sanders, The Examiner