Resources on How to Compost
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Interested in composting your own food scraps and yard waste? Cornell Cooperative Extension has compiled beginner guides, general tips, and information on indoor composting.
For beginners: the Quick-Start Guide to Compost
Big yard, small yard, or no yard--you can still compost: Choose Your Compost Bin
How to layer a compost pile: a video on the "Lasagna Method"
A Home-owner's guide to composting
A resource on building and managing a compost pile, composting with worms, and advice on what to include in a compost pile... Home-Owner's Guide to Compost
The City of Albany has their own resources for City residents interested in backyard composting, food waste drop-off, or full-service/pick-up composting. The City of Albany provides free backyard composters to residents, free community drop off sites, and will pay the start up cost for a pick-up service for city residents... Albany Composts Program
See below for more resources (and an instructional video) from the City of Albany.
video guides for beginners
Have your own Earth Machine Composter? Here's the City of Albany's guide to assembly.
Don't know how to fill your Earth Machine? Watch the instructional video at the right.
Are you interested in getting your own Earth Machine Composter? Register here.