The New York City Compost Project, funded and managed by the city sanitation department, teaches communities about composting
, offers technical support and sells inexpensive, apartment-friendly vermicomposters -- basically small plastic containers topped with a screen or ventilated lid.
Martin and Dewes (1992) showed that nitrogen losses during composting
processes was related to the C/N ration of the compost materials.
was conducted on a concrete apron, subdivided into four separate compartments, each with floor dimensions 50 x 50 cm.
Recycle for Wales is encouraging households in Wales to get involved by taking the opportunity to try 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.
Years from now we're going to look at these changes and see it wasn't that hard and it really helped," 12-year-old Sarah Coates, a Roose velt seventh-grader, said of starting a composting
program at her school.
Another good tip is to use your lawnmower to collect leaves - this shreds the leaves and helps to speed the composting
To find out more listen to the composting
podcasts at http://www.
The process of compost production in this facility was aerobic composting
that 16 compost piles were aerated mechanically by air compressor through air canals that were installed in the length of each pile.
Garden Organic's Jane Griffiths said: "Our network of master composters promote home composting
at every opportunity and it was one of them, Rodney Weston, that came up with the Celebrate Compost idea.
Many commercial composting
units can be easily rotated, thus incorporating air.