10 Simple Reasons to Compost

  1. Compost is a viable alternative to chemical fertilizers because it adds nutrients to soil and doesn’t pollute groundwater, wells or waterways.
  2. Composting keeps organic waste out of landfills. That supports better land use and reduces methane gas emissions.
  3. Compost sequesters carbon deep in the soil, especially when used to grow cover crops like mustard or beans.
  4. Compost promotes healthy microbial activity in soil, which makes micronutrients available to plant roots and discourages soil diseases.
  5. Compost improves soil structure, thereby protecting topsoil from erosion.
  6. Soils fed with compost retain far more rainwater, conserving this precious resource.
  7. Compost helps grow plants rich with nutrients that sustain your good health.
  8. Composting is easy and satisfying.
  9. Compost collection programs return precious nutrients to local farms and support green jobs.
  10. Composting reverses the course of waste from decay to new growth, turning coffee grounds, cantaloupe skins and chicken bones into crisp carrots, juicy tomatoes, and fine wines. Bon appetite!

2 Responses to “10 Simple Reasons to Compost

  • Tom Magnani
    10 years ago

    Thanks for the great tips!

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