Johnstown Recycling provide a brown bin collection service and are one of the leading composting facilities in the Midlands.
What Is Compost?
Compost is a natural organic material produced when microorganisms break down organic residue. The process of the composting process occurs continually in nature, resulting in a sweet, earthy smelling brown material called compost. Compost adds food for many organisms and an enormous diversity of organisms to your garden soil when you use it as a soil amendment. It is a rich source of organic matter. Although compost contains plant nutrients, it is typically characterized as a soil amendment rather than as a fertilizer, because most of the nutrients are not readily available and only become available slowly, over many years.
Composting is not just about Gardening. It helps our environment and greatly reduces the amount of material that ends up in landfill sites around the country. While we all pay for our bin every week we also end up paying for the new landfill sites or other waste management solutions.
Composting is something that everyone can do with a little time and effort. The results of composting are a cleaner and healthier environment. Everyone knows it's the right thing to do - so get out there and get composting!
What can be composted in a Home Composting Unit?
Vegetable & Fruit Peelings
Together these are excellent - high in nitrogen and carbon.
Tea Leaves, Coffee and crushed egg shells
The compost temperature should rise to about 66° Centigrade,
hot enough to kill off weed seeds and diseases.
Hair from family or pets - no problem
Paper and soft cardboard can be roughly shredded and added to the bin
Pet waste is a good activator and is easy to compost
Added in small amounts these too can be composted
The contents of the average vacuum bag compost excellently.
If you can’t compost all your waste, contact Johnstown Recycling as we provide a brown bin collection service and are one of the leading composting facilities in the Midlands.