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Easy Home Composting

Compost Bin Construction

Are you interested in some of the home composting systems available to you to recycle your trash for organic fertilizer?

Are you concerned about how your trash impacts the environment?

Do you have a clue as to how your trash affects the environment?

Most of us produce about a little over four pounds of trash each day.

The good news I am about to reveal to you is that a lot of that trash may be recycled and put back into the earth to help provide you with better plants and vegetables rather than throwing that trash into the county landfill.

Landfills contribute to groundwater pollution and consume a tremendous amount of real estate. They also emit methane gas, which contributes to global warming. And do I have to tell you about the smell?

You will do your part to help the environment in your little corner of the world by doing the simple recycling process and some easy home composting.

It is not a hard or difficult habit to get into.

Let’s get growing.

Home Composting Systems To Check Out

Some municipalities may help you obtain a composting bin at no charge.

Most big-box home improvement stores will also sell composting devices if one is not available from your municipality.

Or, for very little or no cost, you may construct one for yourself.

The three most important things a compost project needs are an area to build one, air, and moisture.

Find a place in the yard where you can commit at least a square yard to this project. Do not have this area so far away that bringing out those food scraps will become a chore.

Make it easy for yourself. 

There are also countertop devices for apartment dwellers.

Do not worry. If done correctly, no offensive odors will come from your composting project.

Regardless of whether in-house or outside.

Home composting systems may be made from anything, such as an old garbage can, a square area of built-up cinder blocks, or a circular area of chicken fencing.

Once you have your space, you may start filling it up.

It is best to start with a good base, such as grass clippings, leaves, and small branches. Then follow with kitchen scraps such as coffee grounds, eggshells, leftover leafy greens, and peelings. 

You get the idea.

Do not add proteins such as dairy and meat.

If there is no rain or you have an enclosed device, add water to it to start the process.

And remember I mentioned air?

It must be turned occasionally to add the all-important air to infiltrate the goods. Organisms that will be breaking down the scraps need to breathe.

You will need to do the turning at least once a month.

In no time, you will be amazed how all those scraps become a dark, rich, nutrient-laden additive that you may use to fertilize your plants and improve the quality of your soil around the house.

Beyond Composting for the Environment

Helping the environment goes beyond just home composting systems.

In addition to providing compost for your garden, you can also help out and possibly save some money by fixing it rather than tossing it into the street in a garbage can.

Start by making sure you have recycling bins from the local pickup company. Almost all municipalities and companies provide these for free.

As mentioned before, you may even get a free composting bin.

Old car batteries should be traded in when buying a new one.

This will save you some cash.

Aluminum cans and replaced construction material can be recycled and turned into cash by bringing them to a metal recycler if one is nearby.

The hardest thing about recycling is that it needs to be something that becomes a habit
that becomes a part of your life.

Whenever you throw a soda can into the trash, pick it back up, rinse it out, and put it in the recycling bin instead.

Make this habit a part of your daily life.

Your garden and the environment will be very grateful!

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