Composting is Good for the Environment

Compost is generated when organic matter is consumed and decomposed by microorganisms under favorable environment conditions. Key management factors for the compost process include maintaining a good nutrient balance, correct moisture content and temperatures and adequate aeration. Composting is a managed process for accelerating the decomposition of organic matter while improving its characteristics.

To gardeners, compost is considered "black gold" because of its many benefits in the garden. Compost is a great material for garden soil. Adding compost to clay soils makes them easier to work and plant. In sandy soils, the addition of compost improves the water holding capacity of the soil. By adding organic matter to the soil, compost can help improve plant growth and health.