Montana Department of Environmental Quality
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality supports composting as a means of soil enrichment, erosion control, solid waste reduction, and greenhouse gas reduction. As a means of promoting backyard composting, DEQ has launched the Backyard Gold Compost Project 2003. Through participating in the "Backyard Gold" compost bin sale, you have added over 3000 composting systems to Montana. By using your system you will be helping divert nearly 1,000 tons of material from landfills, as well as improving Montana soil.
Composting in Your Backyard
The North Dakota Department of Health Pollution Prevention Program (P2) works with business and industry across the state of North Dakota to minimize waste generation and provide innovative management practices to reduce waste disposal, with the public of North Dakota to present information on waste management and recycling issues and with local governments to provide assistance in starting recycling programs. The P2 program's Web page contains a well-organized description of the composting process including step-by-step instructions.
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
In 1995 the state of South Dakota enacted a plan to reduce the amount of wastes disposed of in landfills. As a part of this plan, yard waste may no longer be taken to a landfill for disposal. Instead of burying yard waste in landfills, composting has become an important way to recycle yard waste.
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
The official Web site of Utah's Department of Environmental Quality combines the Air, Solid and Hazardous Waste, Environmental Control, Emergency Response Water Quality, and Drinking Water divisions. Developing issues, online references and ways to participate are available on a single site
How to Compost
A Guide to Backyard Composting in Wyoming is available free of charge. This publication is available courtesy of the Wyoming Outdoor Council. For a copy of this brochure (loaded with Wyoming-specific tips) call Craig McOmie at 307-473-3487 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on composting, visit EPA's national composting web site.