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What To Do With Organic Waste

Composting is a most sensible choice if you are short of space for dumping the household organic waste. However, with partial knowledge, some people also throw in the plastics and this is the biggest mistake they do; the result of such as unprofessional waste management is an unsatisfactory composting system yielding a lot of disappointment.

It is enough to discourage a person from recycling organic waste in the future and make him discourage others towards opting composting as a sensible process.

You don't even need to read between the lines to initiate a successful composting system; it is a way to decompose organic waste and turn it to excellent fertilizer and plastic is not ORGANIC. And a bit of logical reasoning shall further remove the myths and misconceptions that stand as bar to more people willing to enter the biocycle zone of composting. However, on-job training always proves better, so grab a compost bin first and learn what to do and what to avoid in an efficient composting system.

Organic Waste Management - What You Need To Know

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The first rule for organic waste management: The compost pile needs water; it must be kept moist (not wet; a soggy compost pile starts stinking awfully in no time, so you also need a good drainage for your pile), especially if it is an uncovered pile and more so during the summer months. It applies for lidded containers as well, but care must be taken that the pile is not over watered. For best results, spray the water once a week; it helps the final mixture turn crumbly.

Now, don't ever think you can replace the brown materials with the green; the composting process needs both in required quantities for the biocycle to set off. Green materials are easy to obtain, so there stays a temptation; but brown materials like shredded dry leaves, the twigs or hay speed up decomposition. If nothing else is available, then sawdust or wood chips (untreated; not with chemical finishes) will do fine, provided they are bolstered with tissue paper, cardboards, or even shredded newspaper in moderation.

Most think their job for a proper organic waste management gets done at this point and expect the rich compost to show its sweet face after a few weeks once the lid is opened. The aeration part often gets looked over; if you are one among them, it's suggested that you go for the worm composting system, where the worms will take up the responsibilities to aerate your mix. Else, you need to turn things periodically for the air to get in aplenty; however, the frequencies could be reduced by longer composting cycles, if time is not a factor to you.

What You've To Avoid When It Comes To Organic Waste Management

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Always consider the "dos" and "don'ts" when dealing with organic wastes and waste management: Two things to avoid when it comes to adding the organic waste: Bones, meat, fat and oily, cooked foods are to be discarded as much as animal manure; treat them the way you would plastic. Also, do not put large pieces of wastes into the compost pile; the smaller the pieces are, better will be the compost. Also, avoid adding toxic plants and alkaline compounds, the latter to be added only after you have checked the soil pH and are confirmed about the level of alkalinity required.

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What you need to know about decomposing organic waste and efficient waste management