How and why should I compost?

Find composting basics from the UC Master Gardeners of Placer County here

In addition to the benefit of reducing potent greenhouse gases at the landfill, there are many benefits to composting at home. Composting yard trimmings, food scraps and even scrap paper will result in a rich and nutritious material that can be added to soil. Adding compost to soil provides nutrients to plants, reducing the need to purchase expensive chemical fertilizers, and helps soil retain moisture - saving water. 

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1. What is SB 1383?
2. What are organic wastes, and why is it important to keep them out of the landfill?
3. Why is California implementing this law?
4. What goes in my green waste bin?
5. Can I still take my trash and organic waste to the dump?
6. How is my organic waste recycled?
7. How can I reduce my food waste?
8. How do I recycle my organics?
9. How and why should I compost?
10. Can residents or businesses be fined for not following the requirements?