Composting Benefits

There are many benefits to composting, including:

  1. Reduces the cost of getting rid of your garbage-especially when you pay by the bag.
  2. Reduces the stink in your garbage bags. With all that wet stuff gone, your trash is lighter and less putrid.
  3. Doesn’t contribute to global warming. Food decomposing in the landfill produces methane, a supercharged greenhouse gas; in your backyard compost bin it doesn’t.
  4. Saves space for longer-lived landfills. 
  5. Produces a great soil amendment for your garden. 
  6. Returns nutrients to the soil such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron and boron. 
  7. Promotes root development, enhances retention of water and nutrients, and makes the soil easier to cultivate. 
  8. When used on the surface of the soil as mulch, compost reduces rainfall run-off, decreases water evaporation from the soil, and helps to control weeds.