Earth Day is April 22nd! Why Not Start Composting?

Did you know that Earth Day is an annual Worldwide celebration that started in 1970?

Each year various events are held to show support, create awareness and educate on environmental protection. Composting is just one of the many topics discussed at Earth Day events.

Why? Because each year, the average U.S. household generates 650 lbs of compostable materials. By composting kitchen scraps, yard waste and grass clippings, you can reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill by as much as 25%.

If you are just getting started with composting this Earth Day, here are some tips:

Put it in the Bin:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Food Scraps
  • Plants
  • Grass Clippings
  • Garden / Yard Waste
  • Manure
  • Cardboard / Newspaper
  • Leaves
  • Coffee Grounds / Filters
  • Ashes

 What not to compost:

  • Bones
  • Meat Scraps
  • Dairy
  • Twigs / Branches
  • Seafood
  • Oil / Grease / Lard / Fats
  • Tissues
  • Containers
  • Pet Waste / Cat Litter
  • Anything Treated with Pesticides
  • Coal / Charcoal

Winning Combination:

  • Air + Water + Carbon + Nitrogen = Compost
  • 1 Part Green + 3 Parts Brown + Water

Compost is typically ready in 2 months!

You can also download our ‘Guide to Backyard Composting’, for more information.

Composting is a great way to give back to the Earth!

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