Welcome to Composting Everything!

COMPOST BIN SALE HAPPENING NOW! PLEASE SEE OUR EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS!

Welcome to our website – explore this site to learn everything on composting! Here, you can learn how to begin a compost pile with our extensive educational materials. Or you can find information on where to go in Tulsa for composting help and resources.

SPRING 2015

Our Annual Compost Bin Sale & Compost Contest

Become the hero of dirt and win the recognition of every gardener in Tulsa!

Check back for updates on where, when, and how to enter our annual composting contest.

 


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BIN SALES

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We sell Garden Gourmet Composters for the discounted rate of $50 at events that occur throughout the year.

The bins come packaged in a box that measures 25″ x 11″ x 24″ and weighs 29 pounds. No tools are required for assembly and one can easily follow the instructions that are provided with the bin. The final size is 24″ x 24″ x 36″ and is made of recycled plastic!

Please visit the EVENTS page to find out about the next sale.





ABOUT

 

Compost Everything is your resource for all things composting within Tulsa, Oklahoma. We want this site to be utilized to help you pursue your dreams of becoming a Master Composter. Throughout the site you will find information on our composting events around town. This includes seminars, meetings, webinars and compost bin sales. We have uploaded some of the very best brochures on composting. Feel free to download any of the materials or contact The M.e.t. (email or 918-584-0584) for them to send you a brochure.

Compost Everything is a partnership with The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.), the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, and Tulsa Master Gardeners. This partnership was created in the fall of 2012 to promote composting. We had many events last fall within the Tulsa area that were a great success! We highlighted our campaign with a packed 4 hour seminar at the end of October. Multiple experts spoke for 20 minutes at a time and we ended with a compost bin building demonstration. We will have this seminar once again in March! Go to our Seminar page for more information.

There will be composting events throughout the year so please utilize this website to stay updated!

COMPOST CONTEST

Become the hero of dirt. Win the recognition of every gardener throughout Tulsa.

Interested in entering our annual Compost Contest? Check back here for updates and information on how to enter our annual Composting Contest returning in spring 2015!

First Place and judgeFeatured above is last year’s winner, James Weininger, and judge, Steve Wood.

Compost Contest Flyer

EVENTS

COMPOST BIN SALE

Due to overwhelming requests, we will be offering our wildly popular compost bins for sale through Christmas. These retail for $100, but we are selling them for $50 (tax included). Please call us at 918.584.0584 to reserve yours and let us know when you would like to pick it up. We are here from 9-4, Monday through Friday.

Check or cash only and supplies are limited! The boxes are approximately 3 x 3 x 1 and super easy to carry. The final size is 24″ x 24″ x 36″ and is made of recycled plastic! Assembly is a breeze (did we mention these are tool free?).

The perfect gift for the composter or soon-to-be composter in your life!

 

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PRESENTATIONS

We want the public to be able to access multiple sources of information on composting.
Here, we feature some of the presentations that our Expert Composters have presented at our compost Seminar. Please feel free to download any of these PowerPoints.

Soil’s Alive! Presented by Robyn Stroup, TCC Associate Professor of Biology

Click here to download the Soil’s Alive! PowerPoint

Compost Failure to Thrive Presented by Teri S. Holmes, Tulsa Master Gardener

Click here to download the Compost Failure to Thrive PowerPoint

Vermicomposting Presented by Shelley Umezawa, The M.e.t. Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Click Here to download the Vermicomposting PowerPoint

Yes, my compost doesn’t stink!

Click Here to download the Yes, my compost doesn’t stink! PowerPoint

Using this Gardeners Black Gold Presented by Brian Jervis, Tulsa County Extension Educator, Oklahoma State University

Click Here to download Using this Gardeners Black Gold PowerPoint

Composting Dynamics

Click Here to download Composting Dynamics PowerPoint

Revisiting Composting Dynamics

Click Here to download Revisiting Composting Dynamics PowerPoint

Soil Biology

Click Here to download the Soil Biology PDF

BROCHURES

Below you will find a couple of links to some brochures produced by the The M.e.t. Please feel free to download the brochure or contact Annie for The M.e.t. to mail you one.

Backyard Composting This is one of The M.e.t.’s brochures on Backyard Composting. It covers everything from why to Compost, how to begin, different bin designs, techniques and even lawn care tips!





Worm Composting This brochure covers everything on Worm Composting with an overview, how to begin and expand the life of your worm compost. This was a joint effort with The M.e.t. and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. 

 

 









LINKS

The following links offer great resources on composting. Many have downloadable materials to refer to when starting your composting adventures! 

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.)
The M.e.t. is a non-profit governmental agency established to aid in solid waste issues in the Tulsa metro area with 13 recycling drop off centers, household pollutant events, and environmental education. This links to The M.e.t.’s Compost page which gives a brief overview of composting and what you need to know to get started.

Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service county educators and area, district and state specialists develop science-based educational programs to help Oklahomans to solve local issues and concerns, promote leadership and manage resources wisely. Programs focus on:
• Increasing opportunities for agricultural enterprises
• Natural resources and environmental management
• Food, nutrition, health and safety education
• Youth, family and community development

Tulsa Master Gardeners
There are Master Gardener programs in 45 states. These programs serve the important function of providing trained volunteers to assist in providing information and support to home gardeners and the community.

Tulsa Garden Center
Home Composting Made Easy By Barry Fugatt

BioCycle
All you need to know about composting, renewable energy and organics recycling.

Composting101
A complete home composting guide, this site offers practical information for converting yard, garden and kitchen waste into soil building compost.

USEPA Composting Homepage
Composting offers the obvious benefits of resource efficiency and creating a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been land filled. This website provides information on the following:
• General information on what compost is and what can be composted
• Types of composting
• Good materials for composting
• Laws and Statutes
• Composting publications
• Links

Backyard Composting in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet

Organic Gardening
Organic Gardening Magazine’s Compost Page with links to videos, brochures and information on composting.

Composting System for Small Horse Farms PDF
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet

Healthy Garden Soils
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet

Recycling Yard Waste: “Don’t Bag It” Brochure
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Brochure

How to Compost
Another site that brings all types of composting information together. For beginners to experts there are multiple articles, tips and links on composting and organic gardening.

The Icebox Test
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet

Buy-Compost
Everything you need to know about buying compost for your home garden, lawn, or business. Starts with initial questions to the details. They even provide a compost calculator!

 

SPONSORS

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CONTACT

Zach Cole
The M.e.t. Director of Public Relations
zach@metrecycle.com 
918-584-0584

This site will continue to change with up-to-date information on Composting. Please send us anything you’ve discovered such as composting links, events, research, books, pictures, references, brochures and more! We will update the site for everyone to have access to this information.