Composting Benefits and Facts
28Jun 2016

Composting: Types and Benefits

Waste disposal

Composting is a wonderful way to reduce home waste. Organic waste is one of the things that people usually accumulate around the house and the garden and often times simply throw away in the rubbish bin. But with composting you have nothing you cannot take care of. Here are some facts about composting and its benefits:

1. Over 70% of the waste households throw away is organic food or garden waste, which is surprisingly more than the paper waste spent.
2. Composting will save money on rubbish collection for the household.
3. Composting will save money on transportation and waste disposal for the municipality as there will be less time spent on individual houses.
4. Composting increases nutrient content in the soil and improves its structure, which in turn makes it easier to handle.
5. Composts protect plants from certain diseases, both by strengthening the soil and feeding them with extra nutrients.
6. Composts can make use of the otherwise harmful weeds and turn them into the aforementioned nutrients.
7. Composting decreases water waste as the soil will become more retentive.
8. Composting negates the need for synthetic fertilisers and make for an overall organic garden – something rarely seen nowadays.

By learning how to compost and focusing on some of the efforts of improving those skills, people will save a lot of money and effort, and everything will work towards a better garden. With so much household waste being thrown away on a daily basis, there are unlimited resources for composting. And by using the organic waste on compost heaps, families will actually save money on waste collection; at the same time, the local government saves money on providing collectors for the family’s individual needs.

Composting will have a greatly beneficial effect on the garden, and especially its soil. To grow the best plants, you need the best soil. With compost, the soil gets a better texture, and becomes more water retentive, which means less need for watering – which, in turn, means less water waste. Plants will practically grow on their own, with very little need for care, apart from the occasional weeding and watering.

And speaking of weeding, with composting capable gardeners will finally find some use of the nasty weeds. One of the compost’s waste recycling properties is actually turning the otherwise deadly weeds into something useful. Special knowledge is required when composting weeds, but once the gardener has become proficient with it, the weeds will become a welcomed help when gardening. And all the nutrients the compost will provide will serve as great protection for the plant in the long run.

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