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

Don't bother with the compost bin.
Fresh aroma of coffee grounds in stainless steel scoop.
Fresh aroma of coffee grounds in stainless steel scoop.

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 Fix.com 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: Fix.com Blog
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