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compost,

substance composed mainly of partly decayed organic material that is applied to fertilize the soil and to increase its humushumus
, organic matter that has decayed to a relatively stable, amorphous state. It is an important biological constituent of fertile soil. Humus is formed by the decomposing action of soil microorganisms (e.g.
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 content; it is often used in vegetable farming, home gardens, flower beds, lawns, and greenhouses. Compost usually is made from plant materials (e.g., grass clippings, vegetable tops, garden weeds, hay, tree leaves, sawdust, and peat) together with manure and some soil; lime, superphosphatessuperphosphate
or superphosphate of lime,
Ca(H2PO4)2, is a compound produced by treating rock phosphate with sulfuric acid or phosphoric acid, or a mixture of the two.
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, and nitrogen fertilizers are often added with manure to reinforce the compost and hasten its decomposition.

Compost

Process whereby organic wastes, including food wastes, paper, and yard wastes, decompose naturally, resulting in a product rich in minerals and ideal for gardening and farming as a soil conditioner, mulch, resurfacing material, or landfill cover

compost

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(materials)
A mixture of decaying organic matter used to fertilize and condition the soil.

compost

A mixture usually consisting largely of decomposed organic material; used for fertilizing soil.

compost

a mixture, normally of plant remains, peat, charcoal, etc., in which plants are grown, esp in pots
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This new exclusive design of tumbling composter, makes it easy to build up from a flat pack to the completed composter - in less than 20 minutes.
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The Rocket[R] composter is the ideal solution to manage organic waste in a sustainable way, including food waste, meat and fish, garden and horticultural waste.
The rocket composter was given to the school for free by the environmental charity Urban Mines.
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I have talked with other people who have had self-contained composters and they all had problems with flies.
Composting is the perfect solution - it'll save you a trip to the tip as all the garden rubbish you collect can be chopped up and put in your composter.
In the course of a year the composter probably saved in the region of half a dozen bags being carted off in a carbon emitting lorry and have now saved me a trip to the garden centre to buy a load of multi-purpose John Innes.
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In addition to conventional recycling of paper, plastic, cans, and bottles, residents toss gardening and kitchen waste (including meat) into an electric composter with sawdust pellets to absorb extra water.
If you choose to install a composter in addition to a sewer or septic system, you will satisfy the code requirement.