What is composting?
Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your organic waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for plants and gardens.
You can compost the following;
All organic waste such as;
Leftover sandwiches, meat, bones, egg shells
Coffee grounds, tea bags, coffee filters
Potted plants, leaves
Fruit and vegetable scraps
Paper towels, napkins
Do your part to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. Research has found that almost half of the food waste in our garbage bins could have been composted.
Composting at your home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in three months?
When waste is sent to landfill, air cannot get to the organic waste. Therefore as the waste breaks down it creates a harmful greenhouse gas, methane, which damages the Earth's atmosphere. However, when this same waste is composted above ground at home, oxygen helps the waste to decompose aerobically which means hardly any methane is produced, which is good news for the planet. And what's more, after nine to twelve months, you get a free fertiliser for your garden and plant pots to keep them looking beautiful.
Benefits for our local farmers and gardeners
Your compost is a nutrient-rich food product for gardens and will help improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels, and keep the soil's PH balance in check while helping to suppress plant disease. It will have everything plants need including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and it will help buffer soils that are very acidic or alkaline. Compost improves soil's condition and plants and flowers love it!