Why Is Composting Important?

Composting, is a natural process of recycling organic materials, such as leaves or vegetables manure, and planting them in soil. By mixing these materials together it turns into a dark and rich substance that helps condition soil. The process is 100% natural and one of the most efficient ways to not only recycle un-needed products, but also fertilize soil for future growth.  

Composting is important because instead of creating trash consisting of unwanted products, you can reuse them in an efficient way that is beneficial to the environment. By composting, you also reduce the waste that is usually directed into landfills. This waste produces concentrated and toxic leachates and methane gas that harm the environment in multiple ways. By composting you are reducing the number of harmful toxins being released into the environment.

Composting also helps save money by creating more fertilized soil that aids in growing plants and vegetables in a more efficient manner. The less garbage being sent to landfills also reduces an area’s amount of money spent on landfills and trash services.

Next time you are about to throw away your raked leaves or potato skin, think about composting. This small everyday task can make a major difference in the environment if a larger audience participated.