We recycle – what else can we do?

In your kitchen or on your porch you have all sorts of recycling containers – one for paper, one for plastic, one for cans, and another for glass. You keep all your used batteries, light bulbs, and printer cartridges in another container and ensure that they are disposed of properly every month. Your household is a veritable recycling machine, but what else can you do to reduce the amount of material going to your local land fill (dump)?

Composting! There are many ways you can compost; backyard composting all the way up to large scale industrial in-vessel thermophilic composting. Some of the best reasons to compost? Here are just a few:

  1. Compost is decomposed, organic matter that is used as fertilizer
  2. It is a vital component of organic gardening
  3. Compost can aide in a plant’s ability to combat disease and insects
  4. High heat composting can completely destroy plants, including invasive species
  5. Composting reduces the amount of material going to our landfills which are quickly filling up
Composting is also very easy – you can literally have a designated spot in your garden and just start a compost pile. Alternatively, there are containers, barrels, and a variety of other systems depending on your situation. For more information on composting click here.

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