3 Ways to Compost

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Composting is important for not only improving soil quality but for saving the environment. This is important for the biodiversity of our ecosystem. 

Regardless of whether you live in an apartment or a farm, composting is able to be done. 

Here I will show you how to compost in any situation you may have!

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What is the best way to compost at home?

This is very dependent on where you live and the lifestyle you live. Living somewhere like a homeowners association may make composting impossible due to the rules and regulations around it. Services like Kaimuki Compost Collective can make this doable for you. 

For me, I like to use the compost bin I built myself. It allows me the freedom to easily compost. Many people do hot composting; however, this can be more complicated.

A compost bin can make this simple for just about anyone. Whether you purchase or build one, these make composting a breeze. 

Hot composting is a science and you should research it. This method makes composting quicker than regular. 

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What is the easiest way to compost?

Personally, I like just tossing everything into a bin. But, the correct way is to make sure you have an adequate mixture to reduce any potential smells and to have a good balance. 

There are a few methods, but having a turning bin can make it easiest for most. Your compost should be turned at least once a week!

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What household items can be composted?

Composting can seem daunting and many really wonder what can be composted. With regular everyday composting, the list is pretty basic. 

  • Food scraps except those that are animal products
  • Paper products such as non-glossy cardboard and plain paper
  • Eggshells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Yard waste

There are other composting methods that allow you to compost animal products such as meat. This is called Bokashi. This method uses fermentation to make breaking down bones and meat quicker.

You can purchase a Bokashi composting bin and get started with it to help lessen your food waste even more. 

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Can you compost when you live in an apartment?

Composting inside an apartment can add extra work to the composter. It is doable, however. Bokashi composting or finding a composting service would be the best method for you. 

Finding a compost drop-off can be easily done. Litterless has a comprehensive list online of sites that accept compost items. 

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Conclusion

Composting can be a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Taking your food waste and turning it into nutrient-rich soil is important as our earth is in a soil crisis. 

Composting can be done in a variety of ways, from Bokashi to just a plain bin. Regardless of your method, it is the best way to help reduce your environmental impact!

Happy Planting!

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