Wecome to HOT Master Composters Association

HOT Master Composters Association is a non-profit association dedicated to understanding the benefits of and increasing the number of people who compost.

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Composting is a simple way to recycle everyday household waste products. Common composting materials include waste such as grass clippings, leaves and small sticks, eggshells, fruit and vegetable scraps, and coffee grounds (including the paper filter).

Finished compost is most commonly used as a soil conditioner. The addition of compost to your soil will improve its properties physically, chemically, and biologically. All of these factors will result in more vigorous plant growth.

HOT Master Composters teach others that starting a home compost project is simple and inexpensive. With mininal effort you can reduce the amount of material sent to our landfills and waste-water treatment facilities (through the garbage disposal) and your plants, trees and yard will thank you for the benefits.

Master Composters volunteer for many organizations including area schools, Keep McLennan County Beautiful, the City of Waco, World Hunger Relief, Inc. and more. Through volunteer hours members teach composting methods and share the benefits of recycling waste into compost.

At meetings, members trade ideas, success stories, resources, and information. Field trips also expand our knowldege of waste mananement, recycling, and composting in our region. HOT Master Composters meet the second Saturday of the month at the World Hunger Relief Farm in Elm Mott. Join us today and get in on the fun!

For more information on meetings

Going green...

Going green by composting is environmentally responsible.


  • Saves water
  • Reduces need for chemical fertilizers
  • Reduces need for chemical insect control
  • Keeps the water supply cleaner
  • Is safe for children and animals
  • Reduces, reuses, recycles

Update News

This website is growing and new material is added regularly. You can help it grow by submitting photos, articles, or suggestions for additional content. If you need ideas, contact me for suggestions. I have lots of ideas but too few hours. Also several of the pages already have info on the kinds of information needed.

Recent additions and changes to the webpage include:

  • New article on Mulch and Mulching on the How-to page.
  • New discussion threads on Compost Conversations.
  • New articles on the How-to page on keyhole gardens, composting, worm composting, and organic alternatives for yard care.
  • Review of Basic COMPOSTING on the Book Reviews page.
  • Revision of the Hangman Game to Earthworm Extinction on the Activities page.
  • Addition of Links to Related Organizations
  • Addition of photographs from the Keyhole Garden Workshop in West on the Demonstrations page.

Remember you can leave comments about the look and feel of the website on the Compost Conversations discussion boards.