Hello from your Green Team,

When your place food or other compostable items into the green compost bins in the sorting stations, you are helping to create "Black Gold." Compost has been given the nickname "Black Gold" by many gardeners and farmers due to the nutrient benefits it provides plants. Composting is a natural process of recycling organic material, such as leaves and food scraps, into rich soil that is extremely valuable for gardening!
Penn State compost can be used as a "soil amendment" to increases the organic content of your soil. Compost adds important nutrients for plants, improves soil,  and reduces the need for expensive commercial fertilizers. One key nutrient that compost provides to your garden is nitrogen. Both your potted plants and gardens will benefit from Penn State compost's rich nutrients. 
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The use of this "Black Gold" helps to achieve the stunning flower displays in the 2,500 flowerbeds and planters across campus
Penn State's compost is available for purchase at Lion Surplus, located on Services Road, which is behind the Law School. It is open Monday through Friday 7:00 am-4:30 pm. You can buy half of a cubic yard for $9 or bring a five gallon bucket, where an employee will work with you on a price. Take advantage of the valuable compost that Penn State has to offer and give your garden what it deserves!
If you have any questions, please contact recycle@psu.edu or tweet questions to@sustainPSU.


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