Did you know that discarding wasted food into landfills does not breakdown the same as if it were disposed of into a compost pile? Disadvantages of combining organic waste with non-organic waste materials not only increases landfill capacity but also, produces a potent greenhouse gas called methane.
What Are the Benefits of Composting?
The advantages of properly disposing of organic waste into compost:
Reduces methane gas emissions by creating carbon dioxide
Returns nutrients to the soil which improves and supports the ecosystem
Preserves the environment by lowering our carbon footprint
Transforms into fertilizer which is a great addition for a healthy garden
There are so many edible items that can be composted. From coffee grounds and filters to stale potato chips and even cooked rice and pasta. Please continue on with your research on how to manage your own compost pile and reach out to your local curbside program to find out more on what is considered food waste.