Composting is an incredible act of nature that plays a critical role in organic farming, soil development, water conservation, and sustainable living. It helps to divert a HUGE amount of waste from landfills. It reduces our dependence on fossil fuels and helps lower emissions. In the not-so-distant future, composting will become a legal requirement of urban citizens.
Food and lawn waste makes up 25% of all landfill waste. Although these natural materials are biodegradable, they do not break down properly in landfills because they don't receive oxygen from being so tightly packed. When oxygen isn't available during the decomposition process, the organic matter may emit methane gas. Methane gas is 20 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. Methane is bad for the environment and the inhospitable conditions of landfills make it practically impossible for natural materials to break down properly. For every ton of organic matter we can divert from a landfill, we can save a third of a ton of greenhouse gases from being emitted into the environment.
When we use your food scraps to make fertilizer for our Farms, we save money and ultimately you do, too. Not only are you helping the environment, you are helping your bottom line.