Composting at Home
Home Composting Tips: A Guide to Composting Yard & Food Waste
Backyard composting tips for consumers.
Home Composters Workshops & Demonstrations
Information about home-composting workshops in Massachusetts.
Don't Trash Grass
Lawn mowing techniques, fertilizer selection and application, watering methods, and alternatives to grass disposal.
Get a Low-Cost, Rodent-Resistant Compost Bin
MassDEP has made home composting bins available to cities and towns each year through its recycling equipment grant program.
- Poster: Composting is Easy
- Teaching Residents About Composting: Outline & Talking Points
Vermicomposting: Indoor Composting with Worms
Information for consumers about indoor composting with earthworms.
Open Burning: Answers to Your Burning Questions
There are limits on what can be burned and when in Massachusetts, as well as important public health and safety requirements.
Sustainable Lawn & Garden Practices
MassDEP Workshops: Healthy Lawns & Landscapes
Learn how to have a beautiful yard without using chemicals that may harm children, pets, or the environment.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Simple steps you can take during the holiday season to help the environment, from buying buy a live tree that you can replant to recycling your cut tree.
How to Control Fruit Flies & Fungus Gnats
Fruit flies and fungus gnats are the most common flying insects found in and around compost bins.
Lawns & Landscapes In Your Watershed
Design and care for your landscape, while protecting the health of your family and protecting water resources in your watershed.
Lead Contamination in Your Yard
Lead poisoning is one of the top environmental health threats to children. Learn how to protect them from exposure.
- Reduced Pesticide Use in Lawn Care