Easy Steps to Composting
Composting is not only good for the environment, but it’s also a fun project for your home. You can do it in your yard if you have one or even in your apartment kitchen.
Interested in giving it a go? Here’s what you need to know about the process:
1. Choose Your Bin.
The size and type of bin you purchase, or build will depend on how much compostable material you generate.
2. Choose Your Composter Location.
You should choose a location which is flat, well-drained and sunny. Most importantly you should find a convenient location.
3. Start Layering.
Simply alternate between layers of green materials (nitrogen-rich material) and brown materials (carbon-rich material).
4. Add Kitchen and Yard Waste as They Accumulate.
Whenever you add food scraps or yard waste, be sure to top it with a layer of browns. If you do not add browns, your compost will be wet and break down more slowly. If possible, collect and store dry leaves in an old garbage in the fall so you can use them in your compost year-round.
5.Maintain Your Compost Bin.
Add dry materials or water – whichever is needed – to reach the moisture level. Mix or turn the compost once a week to help the breakdown process and eliminate odor.
6. Harvest Your Compost.
It should look like dirt — dark brown and crumbly with an earthy smell. That means it's finished.
If you do not have space for an outdoor compost pile, you can compost materials indoors using The Ecofairy Home Composter Machine. This composter machine has a daily capacity of 11lbs, perfect for residential use and turning food waste into compost in 24 hours. This helps users divert food waste from the landfill, reduce the amount of methane gas generated from organic waste, and decrease carbon emissions and one’s carbon footprint.
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