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Currently compost is sorted by hand to remove non-organic debris like plastic or metal. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.

Currently compost is sorted by hand to remove non-organic debris like plastic or metal. Photo by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.

By April 2017, the city will collect organic waste from every home in San Antonio. Their partner company, New Earth Compost, is ready to turn that extra 4,000 tons of material per month into nutrient-rich garden soil and mulches.