COMPOSTING

Q: What is Composting?

Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. One day, living thing will decompose.

Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue. The final compost looks like dark brown & crumbly soil that smells like a forest floor.

 

Q: What are Organics?

Per Environmental Protection Agency, we use the term "organics" to mean material that was once living, such as leaves, grass, agricultural crop residues, and food scraps. Also, organics include materials such as wood waste, manure, or bio-solids. In nature, these organic materials decay. This decomposed matter, such as the humus on a forest floor, provides nutrient rich material to surrounding vegetation, thus helping it thrive. The decomposition process is called composting, and the resultant material is compost.

 

Q: What are the benefits of composting?

Composting your kitchen and yard trimmings helps divert that waste from the landfill, waterways and water treatment facilities.

Composting significantly reduces pest problems and use of pesticides.

Soil generated from composting provides better nourishment to make plants healthy, produce better and improves moisture retention.

Composting saves money as you dont need to buy the soil conditioners or a bag of manure.

Home composting is a valuable tool in educating children about nature and the cycle of life.