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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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The plans include buying another 5,000 composters which would be sold at a cut rate of pounds 8 each.
The aim is to sell more than 10,000 composters in the coming year, which would save 2,000 tonnes of rubbish going to landfill sites.
Procurement subject is the supply of municipal equipment - buckets, containers, composters, RFID transponders and system for identifying and processing the waste quantities from the bill of costs.
Warwickshire County Council's Waste Forum is offering residents composters for less than half the normal price.
It also concerns the provision of composters wood or plastic.
Even children can become involved by helping to feed the composter.
Warwickshire's Waste Forum sold 6,900 home composters in the last year, which will have saved 1,360 tonnes of waste going into the ground.
Job 1: supply and delivery of plastic composters 300 l,
County councillor Brian Myers, cabinet member for waste management, said: "The aim is to show residents how easy it is to produce using a home composter.
The show will feature the composters on Friday, April 25, and will give local residents the chance to see how they work before buying them or trialling them for 60 days free of charge.
and existing composters with composting, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Waste Management
And to encourage new residents at Derwent Garden Village to care for their surroundings at the former reservoir, Rivergreen has joined forces with Durham Wildlife Trust and Northumbrian Water to produce a pack, including a year's free membership to Durham Wildlife Trust, free water spray and discounted composters.