By turning food scraps and organic garden waste into compost you can:
Improving soil quality and garden vitality by releasing rich nutrients into the soil.
Suppressing plant diseases and pests, this reduces or eliminates the need for chemical fertilisers and manures helping you save money.
Reducing the amount of organic waste going to landfill therefore preventing greenhouse gas emissions and leachate which can pollute land, groundwater and waterways.
Helping soils retain moisture – you do not need to water that often.
Helping absorb and filter runoff, protecting streams from erosion and pollution.
A composting system confines the organic material and often controls the conditions in the material so that the breakdown is accelerated. A composting system can be started in old garbage bins, wooden boxes, or in a simple heap.