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Perhaps that is the wrong question; what it really should actually be is "Who can compost?" - the answer to that is a simple one - everyone and everyone can compost.

There are lots of ways to use compost. Once you begin speaking with people about composting you will see that a wide variety of individuals with different interests, occupations and reasons utilise this environmentally friendly resource. Some have started to composting perhaps through learning from their parents who've also composted; most have discovered through gardening programmes or reading around the subject regarding how beneficial compost may be. Others will have started composting due to the fact of environmental concerns although some will be doing the work for economic reasons. The reality is there's a huge variety of reasons behind making your personal compost plus it makes no difference the size of garden you've - you can use home produced compost if you only have enough room for window boxes - anyone can (and in all probability should) compost to some degree or another.


One of the very good reasons for composting is you will soon find that you are significantly reducing the level of rubbish your family is sending on a weekly basis to landfill. Whenever you are more adept at composting, you will notice that you become very mindful of what goes in the trash can. You can forget tea bags, tea leaves, coffee grounds or vegetable peelings will end up in the dustbin. Instead, each one of these the situation is excellent material for compost as well as in a really short period of time you will notice that nothing of this nature ever sees the bottom of your dustbin again.

You might well consider creating a compost container relaxing in your kitchen area - you might be worried that can provide foul smells but as long as you empty it regularly and use a container with a filter installed in the lid, there will probably not be just about any smell emanating as a result. Furthermore, you may use shredded paper of each and every description as well as torn up cardboard as material for compost - yet again, less waste heading inside the landfill direction.

There are various ways of composting and we'll go into more detail about these later. However, one small word of warning at this time; you shouldn't put either raw or cooked meats into normal household compost since these materials are likely to attract vermin for your compost heap. In order to compost foodstuffs such as meat along with other cooked leftovers, there are more specialised ways of achieving this. If you're not planning to follow this route, then don't put leftover food in your compost but alternatively, dispose of this within the usual way in your dustbin.

Composting and being environmentally more aware has become increasingly more recognised as being a extremely important a part of our way of life today. If you'd prefer the idea of composting, but perhaps would not have the time or resources to get it done yourself, then approach your local Council. See if they accept garden and kitchen waste at local household waste centres. A growing number of councils are taking this kind of waste and turning into compost which can then be obtained by householders in a fraction with the price you pay at garden centres; and in in this way, you do your bit for your environment.