By keeping organic waste out of landfills, we’re protecting our local land, air, water, wildlife communities and agriculture. Using finished compost greatly reduces the need for synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides, sequesters carbon from the atmosphere, and supports the regions food sheds.
When organic material is land-filled, it decays anaerobically (without oxygen) and produces methane, a greenhouse gas many times more potent in its heat trapping ability than carbon dioxide.
Composting may be the easiest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating a nutrient-rich soil amendment that’s manufactured locally.
Composting literally makes America!