Producing and using compost is a very important activity: besides turning to advantage appreciable quantities of waste, compost improves the fertility of the soil and has significant contributions in the processes of inactivation of the translocation in plants of specific pollutants in the proximity of urban agglomerations. Nature recycles almost perfectly the soil-plant system.
Before going into details, for an efficient selection of composting materials, the following general recommendations must be taken into account:
- Not all household waste can be composted!
- Never add liquids, cooked food or meat in the compost bin!
Here is what you can use:
- From your garden: cut grass, weeds, dried leaves, the remnants of branches trimmed from the trees, live fence and shrubs, dead plants resulting from cleaning the eel
- From your kitchen: fruit and vegetable scraps, citrus and banana peels, plant leftovers, expired bread, dried plants, old flower organic potting mix soil.
Do not use:
- Residual waste: meat, bones, liquids, fats or salt residues, composite materials (packaging, boxes of milk), tea leaves, coffee beans, tea bags, dead chickens
- Recyclable: glass, metal, plastic, newspaper and paper, colored paper, textiles, lacquered or laminated wood.
- Hazardous waste: batteries, all chemicals, varnish, paints, burnt oil, edible oil, medicines.