Composting is nature’s way of recycling. The end product of this process is manure, which is what all plants require. So if you are tired of organic waste lying in your yard,build a compost pit and have an effective waste management in placeSneha Mashetty firstname.lastname@example.org
If you thought the garbage from your house is nothing but a stinking mass of useless things, think again. Here are a few people who found out how to dispose off this waste, and also help the cause of going eco-friendly.
“I’m very glad that I took this initiative,” says Amarjeet Singh, a businessman who has a compost pit in his house. “My son had suggested this idea and so I got it done. Now all the waste just goes into it and after a week or so, we have manure for our plants. It doesn’t matter anymore if the ragpicker comes or not” he adds.
Composting is a technique in which you dump all the organic waste from your house into a pit in your garden or nearby. Then cover it for a week or so with leaves and mud, and at the end of it, you’ll have organic manure for all your plants.
“The cycle is pretty simple. All you have to do is keep adding waste water from your kitchen. This helps the cause of the decomposing garbage which brings out the minerals into the soil,” says Varun Naidu, a Life Sciences student. “It’s like an underground dustbin which keeps my house, and also the earth clean.
“Making a pit is very easy and in fact doesn’t require any investment. All you have to do is dig into the ground and then dump the garbage in layers.”
Manpreet Soni, a software engineer, too advocates using this method of compositing, “There’s hardly any money needed, it just requires initiative and effort from our end.”
But that said, the process of composting requires a bit of patience. First, you need to dig a pit in your backyard. Then, try and line it up with a few stones to make sure that nothing from the soil around gets mixed with it. Add organic matter and cover the pit with some dried leaves and a layer of soil. The next time you add some more
organic stuff into it, repeat the dried leaves and soil layer. This allows for some air. Finally, let the water from your kitchen flow into it to help the decomposing process.
At the end of 45 days(for the first time) you get ready to use manure which can be placed back into the soil to improve its productivity.
Contrary to what many might think, the process is simple and effective. Also, one of the ways we can repay mother nature for the food we eat. So hurry up, and start digging!