CompostingComposting is one of the easiest ways to make your home more eco-friendly. And if you garden, it will even save you money because you can use your compost for soil. Composting is so easy and it's really great to see that you can turn your waste into something more usable.
Expert sources suggest that organic waste, such as fruit and vegetable peels, can account for as much as one third of the waste that is placed into household garbage bags. By choosing to use a backyard composter, you can divert that waste from the landfill and turn it into re-useable, nutrient rich soil which can be added to gardens and planters. Even a small urban backyard can usually find space for a composter.
The internet is a great place to start your research on backyard composting. You'll be surprised at how many things you can compost. Once you start composting, the amount of trash you throw out will get smaller and smaller.
Start off by either building or buying a compost bin for your yard. Composters are available to Loyalist Township residents for $37.00 each (HST included) at the Odessa office, during regular business hours. Amherst Island residents should contact the Ferry office.