Collecting Compost Materials For Organic Farming



When you use your household garbage and food scraps for the compost to be used in your organic farming, you are directly helping the environment survive and thereby, healing and saving the world from its own enemies—humans. Composting is a sacred act and anyone who composts successfully transforms death to life.

Do not think about composting as just free fertilizer for your farm or garden. It is necessary for people to compost because there are many benefits to composting such as waste reduction and air pollution prevention.

According to studies, composting can actually reduce 20% to 50% of your household waste. It also reduces the burden on landfills all the while replenishing your gardens, lawns, houseplants, and farms for free. It eliminates the need for farmers and gardeners to purchase chemical and synthetic fertilizers.

And yes, those can be expensive even when you’re simply using it for your garden at home. If you’re still paying for a truck to pick up your garbage, composting can save you money on that, too.

So, what exactly can you use in your compost pile? You can collect a lot of things (waste) from your kitchen. Vegetable and fruit scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds, coffee filters, tea bags, loose tea leaves, spoiled rice, used paper napkins, unwaxed cardboard pizza boxes, shredded paper bags, crumbs, cooked pasta and rice, stale bread, paper towel rolls, old herbs and spices, and basically old or moldy food scraps are the perfect composition for a compost.

From your bathroom, you can collect used facial tissues, hair from your brush, nail clippings, 100% cotton balls, cotton swabs, menstrual blood, urine, old loofahs, and trimmings from an electric razor.

The laundry room is also filled to capacity of things you can compost such as dryer lint, old clothing, cotton fabric scraps, old wool clothing, and old cotton towels and sheets.

Around the house, there are still other things that you can use for your compost pits such as paper bills, pencil shavings, sticky notes, newspapers, shredded junk mail, burlap sacks, old rope and twine, leave trimmings, dead houseplants, and sawdust.

All you need to do is to collect these wastes in a large bin and wait for the appropriate time before they turn into a hummus-like consistency. When this happens, it means that they have already been broken down and they are ready to be applied to the soil as a form of organic fertilizer.

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