Are you tired of seeing piles of grass cuttings and leaves cluttering up your bins? If so, it might be time to start composting your green waste. Composting is a simple and environmentally-friendly way to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and create a nutrient-rich soil amendment for your garden or landscape.
At CDDL Recycling we believe in being as green as possible so here are 5 reasons why you should start composting your green waste at home.
What is green waste?
Green waste is organic material that is produced from gardens, yards, and parks, such as grass clippings, leaves, branches, and twigs. It is also biodegradable, meaning it can break down and decompose over time. However, if it is sent to a landfill, it can take decades to break down due to the lack of oxygen and moisture.
Green waste is often separated from other types of household waste and collected separately for composting or recycling. Composting green waste helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and creates a nutrient-rich soil amendment for gardens and landscapes. It also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as organic material in landfills can produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as it decomposes.
One of the main benefits of composting green waste is the ability to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Landfills are the main source of methane, which is produced as organic material decomposes in the absence of oxygen. By composting green waste at home or through a green waste recycling program, you can divert organic material from landfills and reduce the production of methane.
Composting is so simple yet so beneficial to the environment and your garden. You can either buy a plastic composting container or build a wooden crate to hold all your green waste. By composting at home, you can greatly reduce the amount of waste you produce and consequently, contribute to a more sustainable waste management system.
If you’d rather a reliable waste management team handle your green waste, get in touch with CDDL today to discuss your options.
Improving soil health
For those with a green thumb, you will be well aware of the incredible effects compost can have on your garden or landscape. This natural fertiliser is rich in nutrients and beneficial microorganisms. Not only does it help to improve soil structure and increase water retention, it most importantly provides essential nutrients to plants.
Using compost made from your green waste can help to build healthy soil in your garden or landscape. It can also help to reduce the need for synthetic fertilisers, which can be expensive and potentially harmful to the environment. Synthetic fertilisers can contain chemicals that can leach into the soil and water supply, causing pollution and damaging ecosystems.
While composting your green waste may require some initial investment in equipment, such as a compost bin or tumbler, the long-term benefits can be substantial. By using compost in your garden or landscape, you can reduce the need for chemical fertilisers and other synthetic products, which can save money on gardening and landscaping expenses.
In a time where we’re all conscious of how much we’re spending, being able to make sustainable swaps that also save us money is a win-win.
In addition to the direct cost savings, composting your green waste can also help to reduce waste disposal fees. Many cities and towns charge residents for waste disposal, and by composting your waste, you can reduce the amount of waste that you generate and lower your waste disposal costs.
Enhancing the beauty of your landscape
Composting your green waste can also help to improve the appearance of your garden or landscape. Using compost as mulch can help to suppress weeds and regulate soil temperature, leading to healthier plants and a more attractive landscape.
Helping the environment!
As well as having a surplus of direct environmental benefits, composting your green waste can also help reduce the overall demand for synthetic fertilisers and other products that may have negative impacts on the environment. Using homemade compost can reduce the need for these unnecessary products and further help to protect the environment. So what are you waiting for? Start composting your green waste today to reap the benefits.
How can CDDL help?
Get in touch with CDDL today and let us take care of all your green waste removal needs. We guarantee safe, efficient and reliable services every time. Together, let’s take the steps to reduce methane pollution and create a healthier environment for everyone.