What is composting?
Composting involves collecting organic materials, such as kitchen and garden waste, and transforming them into a nutrient-rich food for plants. Bacteria in the compost heap transform scraps into a soil-like substance that can be used to help plants grow in your garden.
Why is it good for the environment?
A compost heap adds nutrients to soil, reduces the need for chemical fertilisers, produces helpful bacteria that break down organic waste and cuts greenhouse gas emissions from landfill sites.
Composting at home.
Take a look at these articles to learn more about home composting.
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- Disposal and composting of garden waste – NIDirect – great information to get you started in home composting.
- Composting – Recycle Now – information on how to set up your home composter, how to make and use compost.