We're often asked "Why do I need to compost when my waste will break down in landfill anyway.The simple answer is because the benefits are incredible. When organic wastes are removed from the waste stream and composted it results into an earth friendly end-product. Composting produces a rich material (compost) that will improve the structure of the soil, increase its moisture content and also put nutrients back into the soil. This encourages better plant growth.
Organic waste such as food scraps and lawn clippings can become a super-food (manure) for your garden, reduce water and air pollution and most importantly help respond to municipal waste issues.
That is, if it's turned into compost. Mention compost to a die-hard gardener , you'll notice they speak enthusiastically of the resulting soil with an unmistakable reverence. There's a reason. Compost endows your garden with innumerable benefits, including improved soil structure, increased nutrient content, suppresses plant diseases and pests, improves soil structure, buffers soil acidity, enhances both water holding capacity/erosion control along with drainage and permeability.
Landfills create a clear and obvious threat to human health as well as a threat to our environment from the hazardous contaminated air emissions emitted from the landfill biodegradation. It has also been shown that people living close to landfills suffer from lung and heart diseases.
Soil restoration is our ally in the fight against global warming. It is inexpensive, effective and easy to implement, and it yields multiple benefits.
Besides capturing carbon and reversing desertification caused by severe drought, soil restoration enhances regional cooling, strengthens resilience against droughts and floods, and improves food quality. It is a necessary second front in our battle against the heating up of Earth’s atmosphere.
Composting our household generated organics protects air, water and soil quality.