Why Compost?

Composting is beneficial to both you and the environment. Read on to find out about the major benefits of composting!

Composting improves soil. The nutrients from compost can regenerate poor soils and encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi, which break down organic matter and creates humus. Hums increases the nutrient content in soils and helps it to retain moisture.

Composting prevents pollution. By composting organic materials, you are keeping them out of landfills where they can contribute to the production of methane and leachate, which are both harmful to the environment. Compost can also prevent erosion  and pollutants in storm water runoff.

Composting leads to economic benefits.  Composting reduces the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides. Composting is also a low -cost alternative to landfill cover and artificial soil amendments.


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