WHAT IS COMPOST?
Composting is the aerobic (with oxygen) decomposition of organic materials (such as food scraps, food soiled paper, wood chips, yard debris, manure) into a dark, crumbly soil amendment known as compost. Adding compost to soil benefits the health, structure, water retention and plant vitality. Boosting organic matter in soil also aids the process of carbon sequestration, in which plants draw down carbon from the atmosphere to be stored in the soil.
Up to 66% of all waste going into landfills is organic material and 25-30% of that is food waste. We are here to help change that!
Organics material decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen), which creates methane, a powerful greenhouse gas 25x more potent than carbon dioxide. Recycling organics into compost aerobically mitigates methane production, and creates a resource—compost. We consider compost Vitamin C for the soil!
COMPLETE THE CYCLE
Composting helps to complete the natural cycling of nutrients to the earth.
Remove organic material from the “waste stream” and return it to the soil
Improve the health of soil to restore our food quality, farms, and communities
Provide education on the benefits of composting
Reduce food waste through composting – as you separate food scraps from the rest of trash, you are more aware of how much food you throw away
Develop new green jobs to improve the local economy