Converting kitchen waste and yard debris to compost has many benefits. It is an environmentally friendly way to reduce the amount of solid waste that must be disposed of, and it provides useful and beneficial products for yards and gardens. Compost is an excellent soil amendment that improves the health and structure of both sandy and clay soils. It can be applied on top of soil as mulch. Mixed with other components, it makes a good potting soil and some gardeners brew it in water to make a compost “tea” for plants.
Composting can be done at any scale and can be as simple or complicated as you’d like to make it. The most important thing is to keep that organic waste out of the landfills. Here are some resources to help you choose the composting system that would work best for you:
> Composting for the homeowner
> Composting yard waste
> Vermicomposting (worms)