compost.jpgWith the holiday season officially in full swing, residents are being asked to put the leftovers from their leftovers to good use on farms and vineyards.

San Francisco’s Recology, a company that provides garbage, recycling and compost collection, is urging people to put their food scraps, including turkey bones, pie crumbs, and cranberry sauce into a compost collection bin, where it will eventually help improve soil health and structure, increase drought resistance and return nutrients back to the soil.

“Composting provides a way for people to connect back to the farm,” agronomist Bob Shaffer, a soil expert said in a statement. “Give us your turkey bones and we will compost them and we will put that compost on a local farm.”

According to Recology, more than 200 farms and vineyards in northern California use compost made from food scraps.

Since 1996, when the city’s urban compost program began, Recology has collected more than 757,000 tons of compost from residents and businesses, according to Recology.

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