Happy Earth Month everyone! Hope you got a chuckle from our April Fools Day post last week 🙂
This week I’m super excited to have Kristen Hess the co-founder of CompoKeeper here to share information on our challenge this week-composting!!! Here’s her awesome guide to start composting- thanks Kristen!
Compost is an organic gardener’s dream. Instead of using harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides on your plants, compost contains nutrients from food scraps and yard waste, and works as an all-natural and FREE fertilizer.
Composting also happens to be one of the easiest and most cost efficient ways to reduce your household’s environmental footprint. By keeping organic waste out of the landfill, you can help reduce water, land and air pollution. This easy, eco-friendly activity can also save you money by reducing the trash bill.
What’s not to love?
Here are 3 Easy Steps to Start Composting:
1.Discover Your Composting Style
If you’re totally new to composting or want to try out a new method, take the “What’s Your Composting Style” quiz below to discover the CompoKeeper® recommended method.
2. Downgrade Your Trash Can
Since food waste makes up around 30% of household waste, save precious kitchen space by swapping your large trash can for a much smaller one and then add a compost bin to the mix. Your compost bin will allow you to collect compostable scraps in the kitchen while you’re cooking so you take them out later.
Some people reuse coffee cans and yogurt containers as their compost bin. The CompoKeeper is another great option that my family developed so indoor composting can be clean and convenient.
3. Know What to Throw
You’ll need to learn what you can and can’t compost. A good rule of thumb to help you remember what’s compostable is: “If it grows it goes.” Keep in mind, some types of waste, like dairy, meat and bones, are compostable with certain methods (e.g. bokashi composting) and not recommended with others (e.g. worm composting).
Click on your recommended method below to learn what types of scraps are acceptable for your recommended composting method.
Composting is a small thing you can do at home that has a large impact on the health of our planet. Happy composting and #keepitclean!
Kristen Hess thinks composting is just about the coolest, most natural thing you can do to keep the planet healthy. As the co-founder of CompoKeeper, a Boulder-based brand, she’s determined to make composting an easier task for everyone with her families innovative compost bin. She invites you to join CompoKeeper online to talk trash and change the world for the better, together. Follow CompoKeeper on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Like this? Check out the rest of our Waste Less and Be Green in 2015 series for more tips!