Composting of waste is a natural method of recycling and converting organic waste into a useable end product. Typically, the composting of yard waste when performed correctly can yield materials that can be utilized as soil amendments and as mulch. The Ohio EPA registers facilities for composting of solid waste. The facilities are classified by the type of waste that is being composted and Lake County has several registered Class IV compost sites permitted to only compost yard waste. Some of the facilities will accept yard waste for a fee from the public. The following link is a list of the registered composting facilities in Ohio EPA. Also attached are links to fact sheets that provide an overview on the requirements for becoming a registered compost facility in Ohio.
Many residents find that composting at home can be easy and beneficial. The Health District encourages residents to reduce their yard waste by utilizing mulching lawnmowers and properly composting yard waste. Attached is a link to a composting fact sheet that provides simple and accurate information on how to properly compost in your backyard.