Why compost?

Why Compost? Can you Compost?

Let me start by saying that I love composting. I’m not a scientific person, so I think that it’s really cool that I can take stuff that would normally end up in a landfill and make something useful out of it.

Some of my friends think I’m a little strange when they hear me talking about my compost pile, or they see my excitement over using worms to compost indoors. I’ll admit it, I can be a little odd at times, but there are so many advantages to composting and it’s really easy. If you are making changes to become more green, composting is one of the first things you should do. There are so many great reasons to compost, and there are also a number of ways to do it.

You might be wondering about the benefits of composting. Why compost? I’ll tell you!

First, composting saves energy. Think about how many times a day you turn on your garbage disposal. I’m willing to bet that almost all of what you put into your garbage disposal could be composted. If you don’t have a garbage disposal, you’re still saving energy, your own energy, because you don’t have to empty your trash as often!

Composting also saves water. You’ve got to turn on the water when you run your garbage disposal, don’t you? If you compost, you use less water. On top of that, compost used in flower beds assists with water retention which means less watering for you!

When you compost, you are doing your part to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

The finished material is full of nutrients and will reduce your need for fertilizers. You’re saving money again!

Now, you might agree with all of that, but if you aren’t already composting, my guess is that you have some excuse for not doing it. Maybe you live in an apartment, or maybe you don’t have room in your yard for a compost pile. That’s okay! You don’t need acres of land and you don’t need to have a large pile sitting in the middle of your yard. There are lots of different ways to compost, and there’s one to fit every lifestyle, I promise you. You can even buy compost bins that do almost all of the work for you. If you are really tight on space, you can compost in a plastic bag!

Now that you know the answer to, “Why Compost?” and you know that you can compost, no matter where you live, what are you waiting for? Start making some dirt…

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