Composting is a great way to incorporate a sustainable solution into your business or at home. It may seem complex in the beginning but it’s generally as simple as knowing what you can and can’t put in the pile.
When creating your compost pile, you will want to have an equal mix of green materials and brown materials.
“Green” materials you can add include logical things like fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells and leaves and tree trimmings. It the “browns” includes things like coffee grinds, woodchips, coffee filters, teabags, napkins, cotton balls and Kleenex! Never add bread, fish, seafood or meat, bones, oil & grease or dairy products. Stay away from weeds, pet waste, and limes.
Generally, a ratio of three to four parts browns to one part greens is great, but you don’t need to be exact about it. Decomposition happens. It’s a natural process. Pile your compostables up, turn them (or don’t) and, in time, you’ll have compost. It really is that simple.
If your trying this at home it could help to go on a free composting course to find out specifics and if you’re a business you can send the employees on a course and get everyone involved in being more eco-friendly.