How To Compost The Right Way

Learn To Compost

Why You Should Start Composting

Today, most of our recycling ends up in the trash. But there are many solutions to help mitigate our rapid waste production. One of the most eco-friendly ways is through at home composting! Composting is a natural recycling process that uses organic material (leaves, fruits, vegetables) to turn soil into nutrient rich material. You can use your composting soil to keep your indoor or outdoor plants happy and healthy.

How To Start Composting

While it seems daunting at first, we’re here to teach you how to make an easy at home compost. Many sources recommend using special composting boxes you can buy at any hardware store (around $30 each); however, you can also use old cardboard boxes and/or empty liter bottles of soda. All you have to do is cut the soda bottle in half and place it in a dry area that isn’t too exposed to sunlight

 

Composting Tips


Composting requires three parts: browns (leaves, branches, twigs), greens (grass, vegetables, fruit, coffee grounds), and water! Add your brown and green materials into your compost; make sure to moisten (but not soak) your ingredients as you place it in. Bigger pieces should be cut down in size. Once you have your brown and green layer down, add your green waste into the pile 10 inches under the compost material. When your compost is dark and rich in color, it’s ready to use!

 

Source: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home 

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