Questions and Answers

Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters

Person holding a handful of finished compost

Here are some of the questions sent to the BCEMC email hotline. You can send your own questions to (Please include your residential zip code with your email.)

Keep in mind that composting is an art as well as a science. Different solutions work for different people and in different circumstances. Each composter must find his or her own way. Also, note that we are composting in the desert climate of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and nearby. If you are composting in a different climate, some answers might not apply to you.

Names and identifying information about questioners have been removed. Questions and answers have been edited to modify some formatting and correct typos in the original email. Apologies for awkward formatting and typos that remain.