How Compost is Helping Farmers Save Water, Survive Drought

As California grapples with another long drought, cities across the state have implemented curbside collection programs to increase the amount of available water.

Composting turns food scraps, sticks and leaves into organic material that is then added to soil to make it more fertile.

Robert Reed, spokesperson for Recology, a waste management company, explains compost acts as a natural sponge.