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Solid Waste & Recycling 

World Soil DayWorld Soil Day: Stop Soil Erosion, Save Our Future

Help celebrate World Soil Day on December 5. Soil is essential for earth's ecosystems and plays a key role in filtering our water, providing nutrients for plants and storing carbon.

Soil erosion is the removal of fertile topsoil through the action of water, wind, and tilling the soil. Adding compost can help revive soils by adding organic matter, nutrients and beneficial microorganisms back into the soil. Plus, compost helps soils retain moisture which helps reduce soil erosion.

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