All About Compost!
By: Millie & Aditi
This is what the inside of a compost bin looks like!
This is a landfill. So much of the organic waste is thrown into the landfills that can be used for a compost bin.
This is the rich soil made from a compost bin that can be used for planting many things.
Learn all about compost!
- The product of composting is rich soil that can be used for planting many things such as plants, vegetables and fruit.
- Some things we put in a compost bin are banana peels, apple cores, egg shells, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, orange peels, watermelon rind, strawberries, fish, and dairy.
- Some greens that we put in a compost bin are grass clippings, vegetable scraps, weeds, coffee grounds, manure, and green plant cuttings.
- Some browns we put in a compost bin are leaves, hay, shredded paper, wood chips, and cardboard.
- The temperature in a compost bin changes from the microorganisms moving around causing heat in the bin.
- Some things to avoid putting in the compost bin are plastic, milk cartons, napkins, metal cans, glass, paper plates, and silverware.
- Water is necessary in the compost bin because it needs to be hydrated to help plant growth.
- A decomposer is a living thing that breaks down the remains of other living things. for example, worms and small insects help break down the organic matter in the bin.
- The benefits of having a compost bin is that you can grow plants and vegetables, and you can make your own rich and fresh soil from things you have in your household.
- FUN FACTS!!
- Compost is used so the earth doesn't have waste laying around.
- Compost improves soil, saves money, and adds nutrients.
- Over 60% of what we put in our landfills is organic waste which could be used for a compost bin.