How To Compost Food Scraps Directly Into Your Yard, No Bin Required

Don't bother with the compost bin.

20/07/2016 8:00 PM AEST | Updated 20/07/2016 8:00 PM AEST

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.

Composting is great in theory, but the reality of it can be kind of dirty. And smelly. And gross enough to turn people off from it, despite how much sense it makes. If this sounds like your struggle, there is a solution: say no to the bin and just compost directly into your yard. 

This genius solution comes from our friends over at and it has so many benefits. It keeps food scraps out of landfills. It puts good nutrients back into the soil. And, it’ll help your garden grow. 

There are do’s and don’ts to this style of composting. Check out the infographic to learn what they are and for an intro to trench composting.

Source: Blog
Take Action Now
Join thousands of Americans calling on Walmart to help reduce food waste by mounting a comprehensive campaign to sell "ugly" fruit and vegetables.
Sign the petition at

More Stories Like This:

The Serious Reason Everyone Should Freeze Their Nuts

7 Recipes That Are Warriors Against Food Waste

3 Easy Ways To Stop Wasting So Much Food

How To Make Stock Out Of Kitchen Scraps

7 Ways To Use Less Plastic In The Kitchen

Also on HuffPost
Products To Fight Food Waste

More On This Topic