In the garden, there is no denying rot is hot! Composting is an effective, inexpensive and natural way to manage organic waste. It truly is a gardener's best friend. According to the Department of the Environment, organic matter such as yard and food waste makes up about 20% of the refuse generated in the United States. They say one man's trash is another man's treasure; and for the gardener, this 20% trash is 100% treasure!