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com·post

 (kŏm′pōst′)
n.
A mixture of organic matter, as from leaves and manure, that has decayed or has been digested by organisms, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
tr.v. com·post·ed, com·post·ing, com·posts
1. To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
2. To fertilize with compost.

[Middle English composte, from Old French, mixture, compost, from Latin compositum, mixture, from neuter past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.]

composting

(ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ)
n
the activity or practice of converting garden and kitchen waste to compost
Translations

composting

[ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ] Ncompostación f

composting

[ˈkɒmpɒstɪŋ] ncompostage m
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RESIDENTS in County Durham are being urged to get composting this autumn.
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Composting is a low-cost, effective and natural way of recycling organic materials, and it is included in sustainable agriculture and recommended for organic agriculture (Peigne, Girardin 2004).
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Mixing green and brown materials as recommended, I filled the black recycled compost rings given out at the composting class.
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Councillor Nicky Walker, Midldesbrough Council's executive member for streetscene services, said: "You can put a compost bin to use almost immediately by composting the vegetable peelings and remnants from your Christmas celebrations.
Students, teachers and parents from five other Eugene and Lane County schools gathered for a cafeteria composting workshop at Adams Elementary School on Friday morning to learn how to utilize an additional $10,000 grant from the city to start both compost and garden projects at their schools.
The Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership is promoting an environmentally friendly and cut-price approach to greening your garden - by composting.