Mother Nature is currently in the process of recycling as you read this page. Through the natural process of decomposition, organic waste is converted into mulch which is used to fertilize and condition the soil. Composting can take as long as a year or as little as fourteen days, depending upon the amount of human control.
What Is Compost?
You can compost many different kinds of biodegradable materials that are useful to microorganisms. Things you will most likely use are: Leaves, Grass Clippings, Garden Residue, Weeds, Newspapers, Branches, Fruit/Vegetable Scraps, Coffee Grounds, Eggshells and Nutshells.
Materials which should NOT be added to your compost include: meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, foods containing animal fats, pet waste, colored paper, weeds with developed seed heads, any plant infected with or susceptible to disease such as roses or peonies. Composted material increases the health of soil and the plants that grown in the soil.
Composting preserves landfill space.
Composting saves money, time and effort.
Composting is a good, easy and inexpensive way to care for the environment.
Composting conserves natural resources.