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What is
Composting ?

Composting is a natural biological process, carried out under controlled aerobic or anaerobic conditions

In this process, various microorganisms, break down organic matter into simpler substances.

The effectiveness of the composting process is dependent upon the environmental conditions present within the composting system i.e. oxygen, temperature, moisture, material disturbance, organic matter and type and activity of microbial populations.

There are lots of good reasons to compost. Save money, save resources, improve your soil and reduce your impact on the environment. Regardless of your reasons, composting is a win/win scenario. Good for you and good for the environment.

Adding compost to your garden will not only fertilize, it actually feeds your soil with a diversity of nutrients and microorganisms that will improve plant growth. Chemical fertilizers on the other hand provide a quick burst of a limited number of nutrients that can wash away into our rivers and streams. Compost also increases soil stability, improves drainage and helps retain moisture.


No need to buy chemical fertilizers. Compost is free!

Compost helps to retain soil moisture so you water less.

The nutrients from compost are not washed away by rainfall. No waste!


Keeps a valuable resource out of the landfill.

Waste less water since compost helps with moisture retention.

Reduce civic costs for waste collection and thereby reduce fuel use.

Extend the life of landfills. Remember residential waste is 40% compostable materials.


Fully Waste composting Machine Composting helps keep vegetable matter out of landfills. Not only does composting keep landfills from filling up prematurely, it minimizes the pollution they create. Plant matter doesn't decay cleanly when placed in landfills: The layers of trash burying the plant matter create an anaerobic environment. This airless environment causes the plant matter, as it decays, to produce methane gas as it decays. This potent greenhouse gas is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Consequently, composting helps minimize landfills' contribution to climate change.