Composting is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started.

Longtime composters share their best tips

(Lizzie Lomax/Illustration for The Washington Post)

Even if you’ve never composted, odds are you know two things: The process turns food scraps into something healthy for your garden, and it can be a little messy. True on both accounts. In many ways, composting is a never-ending chemistry experiment that unfolds in your kitchen or backyard, yet it’s really not much harder than sorting your recyclables.

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