Home composting of yard waste and select kitchen waste takes materials that could wind up in a landfill and converts it into compost, a useful product for our South Florida gardens. It also avoids the energy and carbon emissions associated with transportation of this material to a centralized final disposal site. Anything that was a plant can be composted!
Simple Tips for Home Composting
• Two bins are best. Gather dry material and coffee ground. Never throw coffee grounds again, bring it to the market if you do not compost….yet!
• When the first bin is full, let it rest. Meanwhile starting filling the second bin.
• Don’t forget to add your brown material. If the compost smells it means there is not enough dry material!
• You can add red wriggler worms to help the composting process as well.
• You can use tools to drills air holes in the compost. It helps the process, the compost doesn’t need to be turned.
• Drill holes all over the compost bins for aeration.
• Collect and use coffee grounds for your compost, ask your coffee shop to give you their leftover coffee grounds.