Beginners Guide to Composting
Why is it important?
Composting dramatically reduces the amount of waste produced in your community (environmentally sound and cost effective!)
It extends the life of current landfills and slows the need to create new ones
Is beneficial for soil and local gardening
What is composting?
A process of recycling various organic materials to be regenerated into soil instead of regarded as waste.
Collecting for a compost:
I am currently unable to compost on my own, due to my current living situation. However, I collect my waste and donate it to a local community garden! I eventually want to start a garden of my own and composting on my own — when I do, I will share whatever I learn!
For now, I keep a bucket under my sink where I collect my food scraps/waste. Once it fills up, I either drop it off or keep it my freezer (eliminates the odor!) until I am able to.
What to include: non-animal food scraps (fruits/veggies), plant clippings, dryer lint, egg shells, coffee grounds, hair (if you have a dog - this is a great place for it!), cardboard/paper
What to leave out: meat, bones, fish, fat, dairy, plastic of any kind