Press Release – Woodland, CA – February 4, 2009 – Many cities now offer separate garbage cans for recycling and yard waste to take to compost dumps. However, making your own compost piles is a great way to create rich fertilizer for your plants and lawn while helping the environment. The homemade pile will take several months to decompose, but if you start this in the fall, by springtime the fertilizer should be ready for use. Anything 100% natural and compostable can be put into these compost piles.
There are approximately 5000 commercial composting facilities in the United States, according to Jack Hoeck, a former president of the U.S. Composting Council. About 2500 of these are run by cities and handle mainly leaves and yard waste. The remaining facilities are able to handle virtually all types of compostable materials.
You might be surprised to find that even some disposable tableware can be thrown into these compost facilities and your homemade compost piles. PrimeWare makes a line of compostable products made from bagasse (sugarcane pulp) which is 100% recyclable and compostable. Their bagasse line includes plates, bowls, platters, and clamshells for take-out. They also offer cup carriers which are made from recycled cardboard and waste paper and are also completely compostable. For those barbeque days or days you don’t feel like doing the dishes, you can use these products and simply throw them in the compost pile when you are done.
If you do not have a yard or place to build your own compost pile, look here to find the compost facility nearest to you.
Check out the link for the video below which will teach you how to make your own compost pile and get started helping to save your environment!