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Composting is the solution to garbage problems Composting is a way of recycling wastes and turning them into a soil like material called humus a soil conditioner With composting we can recycle our organic wastes and thus reduce the volume of our garbage According to the Composting Council of Canada about fifty percent of the total waste generated could be composted httpwwwcompostorgnaturalhtml Furthermore findings from WASTE an environmental group from the Netherlands say that in Asian cities seventy to eighty-five percent of solid wastes comprise of organic materials dirt and dust Lardinois httpwwwiasunueduproceedingsicibsic-mfalardinoispaperhtml These materials could be composted thats why composting in our community has a lot of potential value that cannot be overlooked By composting we could greatly reduce the garbage that has to be picked up and sent to landfills and dumpsites To begin composting the first thing we have to do is start segregating our garbage We put organics that can be composted in one bin and non-biodegradable materials in another A simple way to collect garbage from the kitchen is to use ice-cream containers The container can be placed under the sink to make things convenient As you produce waste put it in the container and when it is full it can be taken out and added to the compost pile In the beginning it may seem tedious but all it takes is a little getting used to Well also need a place to compost the garbage preferably a compost bin to keep things neat This is where the composting process will take place Composting bins need not be expensive and can be bought or self-made After adding some soil into the bin from time to time well have to water it and turn the compost materials around with a shovel This is part of the maintenance process After two months the trash would already have composted into humus The humus can be harvested and used as a good conditioner
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