Easy Home Composting
Are you interested in some of the home composting systems available to you for the purpose of recycling 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 effects the environment?
Most of us on average will produce about a little over four pounds of trash each and every 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 having that trash thrown into the county landfill.
Landfills that add to the pollution of groundwater, and takes up a tremendous amount of real estate. They also emit methane gas that contributes to global warming, and do I have to tell you about the smell?
Just by doing the simple process of recycling and doing some easy home composting you will be doing your part in your little corner of the world to help the environment.
It is not a hard or difficult habit to get into.
Let us get started.
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 provide some sort of composting device for you to purchase 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 is an area to build one, air, and a little moisture.
Find a place in the yard where you have at least a square yard to commit to this project. Do not have this area so far away that it will become a ‘chore’ to bring out those food scraps. Make it easy for yourself.
There are also countertop devices for the apartment dwellers.
Do not worry, if done correctly, there will be no offensive odors coming from your composting project.
Regardless in-house or outside.
Home composting systems may be made out of anything, such as an old garbage can, a square area of built-up cinder blocks, 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. Leftover rice, bread, etc.
You get the idea.
Do not add proteins such as dairy and meat.
If there is no rain, or you have an enclosed device, you should add a little water to it to get the process going.
And remember I mentioned air? It must be turned from time to time 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 the ways you fix and repair rather than just toss out to the street in a general garbage can.
Start by making sure you have recycling bins from the local pickup company. Almost all municipalities and companies provide these for you at no cost. And as mentioned before, maybe even 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 it to a metal recycler if one is close by.
The hardest thing about recycling is that it needs to be something that becomes a habit
that becomes a part of your life.
Every time 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!