Aerator - A compost aerator is a tool to loosen compost so air and water flows through.
Batch Process - Composting a cubic yard of waste at once with no additions.
Bin - Compost container to hold compost.
Carbon Filters - Eliminates odors in composting bins.
Compost - Dark, odorless, completely decayed organic matter.
Compost Bucket/Crock - Odor-free compost bin for storing composting scraps.
Compost Pile - Various organic materials for decomposition.
Compost Spreader - Perforated metal cylinder for distributing compost.
Compost Tumbler - Large-capacity bin on a base that rotates and mixes compost.
Cubic Yard - 22 bushels, 500 lbs., or 27 cubic feet.
Curing - Final stage of composting.
Decomposers - Microorganisms that break down natural organic materials.
Fast Composting - Method that produces finished compost in 60 days or less.
Friable Soil - Easily crumbled, healthy soil.
Fruit Fly Traps - Small receptacle using a vinegar solution to trap fruit flies.
Harvesting - Removing ready-to-use compost from the compost bin.
Hot Composting - Monitored pile is turned with each temperature change; compost reaches high temperatures and is ready for harvest in less than a month.
Indoor Composter - Automatically turns kitchen scraps to compost in 2 weeks.
In-Vessel Composting - System that mechanically agitates and aerates.
Leaf-Pile Composting - Passive composting method taking 3 years to complete.
Lime - Added to compost to increase pH.
Organic Matter - Living or once-living organisms broken down to vital, biodegradable plant nutrients.
Red Worms - Thrive in manure compost and garbage.
Screening - Sifting compost to improve consistency.
Slow Composting - Effortless composting with results in a year.
Soapstone Box - Holds fruit fly traps.
Stabilization - Stage where compost does not reheat or give off bad odors.
Stacking Compost Bin - Multiple bottomless tiers that expand compost box as needed.
Static-Pile Composting - Air circulating through compost piles to control oxygen and temperature levels.
Topdressing - Applying compost to surface soil.
Vermicomposting - Worms converting organic matter to castings.
Windrow System - Any length row of compost that is as wide as it is tall.
Worm Composter - Turning waste to compost using red worms.
Worm Castings - Worm excrement, rich in plant nutrients.