What To Use

The raw materials that go into compost come from organic waste. These green, organic disposables can come from your garden, your kitchen, and even your home at large (see Coffee Grounds and Compost). The more of it you keep from the trash, the more you keep from landfills. According to the United States EPA, yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 20-30 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. That’s a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become beneficial, environmentally sound compost instead! Efficient and easy to use! The composting bins and supplies available at Planet Natural will reward you with piles of rich organic matter to use in your yard, garden, or houseplants. The best thing about making your own compost is that you can control what goes in it and keep the harmful stuff out (see Can you Compost Tomatoes?). You control the balance of ingredients and don’t rely on any one component, say the ubiquitous “forest products” that make up so many commercial grades of compost. A variety of ingredients — brown and green — are needed in the pile. The more varied the materials in your compost, the richer the finished product, filled … Continue reading What To Use