The merits to Community Composting

Working together as a community helps to accomplish a variety of undertakings. Just like what happens with a Community composting program. Community composting creates not only an environmental awareness. It also fosters a bond between groups of people who continuously pushes for the betterment of their neighborhood.

What to expect from community composting

Typically, most communities will be provided by their respective cities with sturdy containers that will be used for storing compost materials. The compost bin is where a selection of kitchen and yard wastes will be deposited and contained. It basically turns into a storage unit, which helps create an organic resource thereafter. Now, as soon as the process is done (when the finished compost is ready for harvesting), the bin will then be emptied and delivered to a community compost facility.

8,000 Calgary residences try out community composting

Calgary city recently started a pilot project that helped introduce the ways to creating organic compost. Almost 8,000 residences (all residing within Abbeydale, Brentwood, Cougar Ridge, and Southwood) have been given their own free composters in the form of kitchen pails with liners. Compostable yard bags, carts, and other written information were also made available to homeowners who may have questions about the compost production process, pick-up schedules, etc.  The city director of waste and recycling, Dave Griffiths is routing for some good feedback on the project, in hopes that the program will also be a positive one.

More on the Calgary Community Composting program

The city has invested a lot of money. $1.3 million has been allotted to be exact. This already includes the pick-up and collection of compost from communities to the compost facilities (by means of city trucks), the purchase of composters, contracts and campaigns, and so on. Now the residents have not been charged with anything. All they are asked for is to participate in the project, and to help make things happen. Green waste is not a problem. Such projects can encourage groups of people to collect green wastes; and to see such a program as a chance to reap out valuable resources out of it.

Composting green waste at home

The organic refuse that is accumulated daily (typical household trimmings and food scraps) can be composted. Now biodegradable refuse can be made not only into compost, but as mulch as well. But other than that, organic compost can also be used as a plant fertilizer and as a soil amendment (has a good mixture of essential nutrients such as nitrogen and carbon). Composting can actually help create an organic product that will help plants to develop and to increase in yield. It can also aid in improving a worn out soil to spring back to a healthier condition. Soils that have been badly damaged but have been nourished with compost will be able to show improvements in its ability to retain more moisture and nutrients into its system. A healthy soil will also be able to protect plant roots from being rigged by potential diseases.

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