A great way to start reducing your waste output is to start composting! Composting is the act of turning natural waste such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable trimmings into nutrient rich fertilizer. Anyone with some open, outdoor space can begin composting with these tips directly from the City of Madison!
1. Use a bin. Instead of just throwing your compost in a pile, use a plastic bin or simple wire enclosure. This helps to retain heat and moisture, two elements needed for the waste to properly decompose.
2. Mix green and brown materials. Green materials, like grass clippings or food waste, are high in nitrogen, while brown materials, like leaves, are rich in carbon. Try to maintain a 50/50 ratio.
3. Bury kitchen waste. If you plan to compost kitchen waste, it often attracts flies. To avoid this, bury it at the bottom of your pile.
4. Keep the pile moist! Moisture is key to a good compost. Add water to dry material, but don't over water. Dry sponge is what you're looking for.
Composting is a great way to reduce waste and the resulting fertilizer will save you from needing to buy chemical fertilizers. For more info and tips on composting, visit the City of Madison website.
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