Why Compost?

Why Compost?

Composting is an easy way to convert your food waste into nutrient rich, 100% organic fertilizer that your garden will love! The Can-O-Worms™ composter makes the process even simpler by providing an easy to assemble, 100% recycled system that comes with everything you need to get started (minus the worms and compostable materials). Add to that all of the benefits listed below and the question should really be, "Why wouldn't you compost?"

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Compost is good for your garden: Compost can regenerate poor soils by improving soil structure, aeration and water retention. The process of composting contributes to soil fertility and encourages the production of beneficial micro-organisms. It has also been shown to decrease instances of plant diseases and pests, in some cases eliminating the need for chemical fertilizers.
     
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Compost is good for the environment: By turning your food waste into a resource, composting conserves limited landfill space, which avoids the production of methane and leachate formulation in the landfills. The composting process also has been shown to absorb odors and decrease VOCs (volatile organic compounds) including heating fuels, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and explosives.
     
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Economic benefits of using compost: Using compost can help decrease water, energy, fertilizer, and pesticide costs. It also reduces trash volume and increases the yield of your garden.