Doing Your Part: Composting

It’s the little things that count. Take composting. Door Community Compost Initiative leader Dave LaLuzerne uses a Home Composter, but they don’t have to be that big or even inside something: Select a corner of your yard for a compost pile, or pick up a bucket from the Door Community Compost Initiative and then drop your compostable material at one of 11 sites up and down the peninsula.

Composting organic material such as yard waste and food scraps turns it into fertile soil that strengthens soil vitality, increases biodiversity, improves water retention and enhances ecosystems. When you compost, you’re also helping to mitigate the effects of climate change because organic waste that ends up in landfills decays and emits methane – an even more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. 

For more information about composting, including tips on doing it in your own backyard, visit the Door Community Compost Initiative at