Recipe Development Worksheet

Developing good recipes is a critical aspect of the composting process Recipe development is employed by composters to develop compost recipes that are well-suited for the decomposer microorganisms who will drive the process – approximately 60% moisture, a ratio of 25 -30 parts carbon per part nitrogen, and a bulk density of 1000 pounds per cubic yard or less. Since the compost recipe will create the habitat and diet for your decomposer populations, developing good recipes is a critical aspect of the composting process that cannot be overlooked.