Composting your home waste is a great way to help the environment, cut down on landfill accumulations, and provide your home garden with some much-needed nutrients. Composting waste the right way will boost the efficiency of the process and reduce unused compost and waste as well as trash that ends up incinerated or in landfills. Here’s how to optimize the efficiency of the composting process:
- Contact your waste management company. If anyone knows compost, it’s your local recycling and trash service. You can ask them for ideas on how to compost particular materials, from organic waste to garden and yard leavings.
- Determine what you will compost. Depending on the amount of waste generated, it may not be practical to have separate compost piles or bins, especially if you have limited space. A business that forms a lot of wood waste may have the time and space to compost such materials, while a home that produces largely organic waste and trash may not.
- Choose quality equipment. Proper composting requires regular turning to distribute bacteria, and oxygen to the decaying material—that’s why many compost bins come with built in hand cranks or similar devices. Check with your waste management company to see if they provide or can recommend quality composting equipment.
Western Disposal would love to help your home or business go green by composting waste. We offer a full range of recycling, compost pickup, and trash services to suit your needs. Call us at (303) 586-1100 or visit our website for further information.