Pittsfield Charter Township is introducing new composting initiative beginning with one of biggest proprietors of waste- residents. Pittsfield has created a Homeowners Guide to Backyard Composting along with a Master List of compostable materials. According to the EPA, 30% of household waste that is sent to landfills can be mitigated through composting. While composting has of environmental advantages, it also produces a number of household benefits. These tools are designed to simplify and consolidate all of the necessary information to launch residents on their composting journey.