How To Start Your Own Compost

How To Start Your Own Compost

Here in San Francisco, residents are given a free bin to collect compost materials. This is in an effort to eliminate all waste in landfills. Tara explains how you can make your own compost bin right in your backyard!

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How to Get Started With Composting

How to Get Started With Composting

“Landfills are one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases, but the big tragedy is that, according to the EPA, at least 23 percent of the U.S. Solid Waste stream is made up of perfectly compostable materials!”

Composting At Home
“Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead.”

“Composting is a simple way to add nutrient-rich humus which fuels plant growth and restores vitality to depleted soil. It’s also free, easy to make and good for the environment.”

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“On trash day in San Francisco, bins in three colors line the streets, each with a different purpose.”

No Garden? You Can Still Compost
“If you don’t have a garden, or curbside compost, you might think composting isn’t for you. But guess what – you can still join the compost party, even if you’re an apartment dweller or suffer from a black thumb.”

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18 thoughts on “How To Start Your Own Compost”

  1. This seems like a pain. I just throw food over the fence or in the bushes, unless it's cooked chicken bones. I figure nature will do what it wants with the kale I couldn't finish before it went bad, muffins that weren't eaten, meat gone bad, banana peels, etc…. Either the critters will eat it, or something else, but it's better than turning into Methane.

  2. I put worms in mine. I like that I am giving them a home. I don't know if they speed it up, but I like to name them

  3. ok,where does poop come in? i have bedding from my rabbits with their poop,would that be considered brown? its also got hay mixed in tho

  4. A good thing to add is that when you have a garden you need to see what you're priorities are if you want flowers add some more carbon than nitrogen and if you want the actual plant to grow than add more nitrogen and another thing is at the end of the video she says that you shouldn't use this as the main soil but if you add some peat moss, vermiculite and perlite you should have a pretty good batch of soil and will work fine but do keep in mind compost doesn't always do good indoors because i have seen that a white mold usually starts to form on the tops of them

  5. If you have a small compost bin it's probably better to use bokashi. It's harder to maintain the balance in a small pile. It will get wet and compact.


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