Perhaps you are interested in working with nature and creating a garden full of pesticide free food. Or maybe you are the more pragmatic sort and just don’t want to pay for fertilizer anymore. Composting can solve both those problems.
Some people avoid composting because they think its tricky and complicated. Others think it smells bad or just don’t think they have the room for it. But with modern composting bins it is easier than ever.
Composting has come a long way from the open hand turned piles of the past. No matter what your situation there is a way to begin enjoying the benefits of composting
Modern compost bins are compact and take much less space than an unsightly pile. They are tight to eliminate odors and unwanted pests. Many require no hand turning and can make compost faster than ever before thanks to improved aeration.
Even those with limited space such as apartment dwellers can now make hassle free compost thanks to modern worm composting bins. Worms eat more than kitchen garbage too. They will also turn paper and cardboard into fertilizer for you. You can have a year round supply of compost with your worm farm.
Almost a third of our landfills are made of kitchen waste. You can save money by turning this waste into compost. You will save on fertilizer costs and your plants will never look better. If you are being billed by the cubic foot for trash removal this can reduce the number of cans you are paying for too.
Composting is also a way to ease the pressure on the environment and our landfills. Turning something that was destined for the landfill into something usable has a great appeal to many.
Many of our landfills are getting full. Costs for providing this kind of service can only increase as it gets harder to meet environmental impacts and find suitable landfill locations.
If people just composted their kitchen waste the impact on the environment would be massive. While there is an initial outlay of money to begin composting in the long run it pays for itself both financially and with the satisfaction of doing your part to help the planet. Once set up composting requires little time, money or maintenance.
Why compost? The reasons are obvious. You can help the environment, save money and have healthier better looking plants. You don’t need to be an ecologist, earth person, or part of the green movement to see the benefits of composting. All you have to do is start composting and you will be hooked.