Organic waste is piling up in our landfills and our water systems thus polluting the environment. A more ecologically friendly and beneficial alternative is composting.
We offer composting bins and a bokashi mixture that home owners can use to compost their organic waste. It’s very simple: all you need to do is place your organic leftovers in the bin and then sprinkle the bokashi mixture on top of it and close the lid. Every 3 days you drain the liquid from the tap and you can use this as plant food for watering your plants. Once you have filled the bin up all the way to the end, you have to dig a hole in your garden, empty the bin into it and then cover it up with soil. After about 4-5 weeks you can dig up what you have buried and use it to feed you plants.
Compost enriches soils
Compost has the ability to help regenerate poor soils. The composting process encourages the production of beneficial micro-organisms (mainly bacteria and fungi) that in turn break down organic matter to create humus. Humus—a rich nutrient- filled material—increases the nutrient content in soils and helps soils retain moisture. Compost has also been shown to suppress plant diseases and pests, reduce or eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers, and promote higher yields of agricultural crops.
Compost helps prevent pollution
Composting organic materials that have been diverted from landfills ultimately avoids the production of methane and leachate formulation in the landfills. Compost has the ability to prevent pollutants in storm water runoff from reaching surface water resources. Compost has also been shown to prevent erosion and silting on embankments parallel to creeks, lakes, and rivers, and prevents erosion and turf loss on roadsides, hillsides, playing fields, and golf courses.
Using compost offers economic benefits
Using compost can reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides. It serves as a marketable commodity and is a low-cost alternative to standard landfill cover and artificial soil amendments. Composting also extends municipal landfill life by diverting organic materials from landfills.
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