Home composting is a great way to create a soil additive from the leaves and garden trimmings.
Both cold composting (a slower, less involved process) and hot composting (a faster, more involved process) can be achieved most months out of the year in Wisconsin. Learn more about these options from the DNR.
All compost piles in the City of Milwaukee must be in a bin constructed of commercial-grade materials such as heavy-duty plastic, cinder block, brick, or wood and have a hood, per City Ordinances.
Ready to get started with backyard composting? Each spring the City offers a compost bin and rain barrel sale.