Compost is a natural fertilizer . It is made from food scraps. They decompose, or break down. Then they can be added to soil.
What can you compost?
You can compost plant material. This includes vegetable peels and yard trimmings. You can use other scraps too. Eggshells and shredded paper are examples.
What can’t you compost?
Plastics cannot be composted. They do not decompose. Meat and bones should not be composted. They attract pests .
How do you compost?
You need three things for compost: food scraps, yard trimmings, and water. Add scraps to a bin. Keep the pile damp with water. Mix it regularly.
Why should people compost?
Composting is good for the environment. It keeps waste out of landfills. And it adds nutrients to soil without using chemicals.
Did You Know?
Microbes, such as bacteria, break down scraps into compost. They give off heat as they work. A compost pile can be hotter than 130º Fahrenheit.