Quick Guide to Home Composting: Six Steps

Surveys show that more than half of Tompkins County residents compost. Composting, which is the managed decomposition of organic matter, is very easy, and there are a number of ways to do it—both at home, even in apartments—and by taking food scraps to drop-off spots around the county.

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Not Going Solar? You're Crazy!

If you’re looking to save money on your monthly energy bill, you may want to considering going solar. The combination of significant federal and state incentives and dropping equipment costs (see chart below) make the price of solar energy remarkably low. In fact, in a typical scenario, if financed, your monthly loan payment on your solar panels can be less than or equal to your current monthly electricity bill.

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