Composting

October 20, 2017

Composting

Composting is a great way of reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill - which saves you money on rubbish bags, and is better for the environment. 

Although the stuff you put in your compost - food waste, garden waste, unbleached cardboard and paper - is biodegradable, it's less likely to break down if it goes to landfill. The waste mountains at a landfill are deep, dense and sometimes covered over so there is less oxygen, which is needed to break down organic waste. 

Home composting is easy, whether you're making your own, subscribing to a service or buying a product to make it easier. 

Here are a few links and resources to get you started. 

Infosheet: Make your own compost

Infosheet: How to keep the rats out of your compost

Service: Kaicycle, urban compost pick up on bicycle

Service: Commercial composting services in Wellington city

Product: Bokashi bin

Contact: For Wellington community gardens, who may have compost collections you can use if you don't have room in your own garden 

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