Composting


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Composting

Controlled biological decomposition of organic material in the presence of air to form a humus-like material. Controlled methods of composting include mechanical mixing and aerating, ventilating the materials by dropping them through a vertical series of aerated chambers, or placing the compost in piles out in the open air and mixing it or turning it periodically.
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In composting process, the biological risks associated with dead birds can be managed as well change in physical and chemical characteristics of the original substrate.
Composting can be a great garden activity for you and the children and you can spread the results over soil to help give plants plenty of nutrients
In addition to nutrient importance of compost, composting of kitchen (vegetable and fruit) and lawn, waste the waste stream out of your home can lessen by as much as 35% just That's a good deal if you're paying for that extra refuse bin to throw compostable organic material away at the street.
2000), and composting facilities typically have large piles of curing compost on site.
The general rule is 1 pound of worms per square foot of surface area of the composting bin.
Composting was conducted on a concrete apron, subdivided into four separate compartments, each with floor dimensions 50 x 50 cm.
Composting reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and CO2 produced when rubbish is burned.
But there is an effort underway [to increase the use of compostable plastics], because of the impact it can have on composting in institutional settings.
Unlike most other composting facilities, we compost everything indoors," Chesapeake Compost Works owner Vinnie Bevivino told the newspaper in a statement.
The Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership is promoting an environmentally friendly and cut-price approach to greening your garden - by composting.