compost heap


variants or chiefly US compost pile
: a pile of plant materials that are allowed to decay to create compost

Examples of compost heap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, a pond and a tennis court and a wood chipper and a compost heap. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 After initially flying around the southern end of Central Park, Flaco moved up to the North Woods of the urban oasis, feasting on rodents at a compost heap and hanging out at a construction site, where photographers snapped images of him perching atop a yellow excavator. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 29 Jan. 2024 Remember, too, that while some slugs will eat your plants, many live in your compost heap or in mulch layers on the soil, digesting dead plant material and playing their role in returning nutrients to the soil. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 24 Jan. 2023 The eggs, dairy, pickles, corned beef and, most crucially, 2,000 pounds of brisket the shop uses to make its pastrami sandwiches are all now headed to the compost heap. Mario Cortez, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2023

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“Compost heap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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