ILSR’s report, Yes! In My Backyard: A Home Composting Guide for Local Government, profiles 11 home composting programs (10 in the United States, 1 in Canada) and is a guide for local governments starting their own programs.
Appendix B features sample print educational materials from the communities profiled.
San Diego County Composting Guide – This guide is sent out to communities in San Diego County outside of the City of San Diego.
San Diego Guide to Backyard Composting 2007 – Previously came in the mail with compost bin vouchers, but now is sent via email with bin vouchers to save on printing costs.
Seattle Composting Resource Guide – Bin suppliers, where to buy compost, tools, and more in Seattle.
Seattle Ecologically Sound Lawn Care for Pacific NW – Tells professionals (and interested residents) how to amend soil for lawns (page 28), and how to improve existing lawns by topdressing with compost (page 35).
Seattle Growing Healthy Soil – Has more information on using compost and mulches for a healthy, easy-care yard.
Seattle Smart Watering – Tells how compost can help conserve water.