From Spoils to Soil!

Switch to composting for a greener Earth!

At Delaware River Compost Network (DRCN), we connect with our community to support our people. In our eyes, scraps aren't just a heap of trash. They're a source of food for our lovely plants and planet earth! People can help save the earth by making small contributions, such as saving the soil we stand on by composting. Using the composting method to help revitalize our soil, we can reduce the pollutants in the ground!

They even teach and employee the youth to give them more knowledge on gardening and composting to better our earth.

Our Mission

DRCN strives to assist residents in building a better future for the earth by teaching all ages about the benefits in the garden such as turning their spoils into soil that is healthier for plants and gives them the nutrients they need.

What are the Benefits?

Composting can enrich your soil by helping retain moisture and reduce any plant diseases or pests. Thanks to composting you won't need any harmful chemical fertilizers to keep your produce or plants alive and instead can create your own organic and fresh soil. This also reduces the waste that gets dumped, but not only this, there are other benefits such as the following:

  • Prevents Soil Erosion

  • Assists in Stormwater Management

  • Promotes Healthier Plant Growth

  • Conserves Water

  • Reduces Waste

  • Combats Climate Change

  • Reduces Project Maintenance Costs

  • Improves Soil Health

What are the two composting Methods?

There are two ways to compost. Cold and Hot. Cold compost is when you set scraps aside to deteriorate over time. Meanwhile, hot compost is going through a continuous process of being filled and turned with varies items such as food scraps, shredded paper/cardboard, sawdust, and a bit of water! (to cool if off at the end.)

How do I use it?

When using compost, be sure to use it after its cooled down and has decomposed completely. Hot compost can hurt and damage the plant. Then, mix the compost into some top soil. Finally lay it out in a garden bed or fill it into a pot.