Trash is a major environmental problem in the United States. The landfills where we store our trash are overflowing, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find space for new landfills. Today organic materials, like waste from our yards and kitchens, take up almost 1/3 of landfill capacity. That organic matter is just begging to be composted and reused – and that’s where you can take some action.
Composting is not just for rural tree-huggers! You can do it in any backyard or small space. Composters today are compact and clean. See models
You simply collect your food scraps and put your yard & plant clippings in the compost bin. The composter will decompose the matter and you’ll get nutrient-rich mulch that you can use for potting or to spread among plants. You’ll be solving an environmental problem and improving the health of your plants at the same time!
Almost any organic material is suitable for composting. The pile needs a good mix of carbon-rich materials, or “browns,” and nitrogen-rich materials, or “greens”. “Browns” are primarily yard wastes, like dried leaves, tree clippings, or wood chips. “Greens” are grass clippings and kitchen scraps, like melon rinds, lettuce, etc. (However meat and pet waste are not proper for composting as they may contain bacteria & could attract pests.)
Getting the best mix of greens and browns is depends on the composter model you use.
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