If you want to compost but don’t know how, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to do it, no matter where you live. This blog post will discuss seven different methods of composting that can work for anyone. So whether you have a small city apartment or a sprawling ranch house, there’s a way for you to start composting today!
1. Hot composting
This is the quickest method of composting and is perfect for people who have a lot of yard waste. You’ll need to maintain a temperature between 55 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which can be done by adding green material (like grass clippings) and brown material (like leaves) in equal parts. Every few days, turn the pile to aerate it and add water if it’s too dry. In as little as two weeks, you’ll have finished compost!
Hot composting is great for those with a lot of yard waste because it breaks down quickly. However, you do need to maintain a certain temperature range in order for it to work properly. If you don’t turn the pile occasionally or add water when necessary, the composting process will take much longer.
2. Cold composting
In this method, you put all of your organic waste in a bin and aerate it every few weeks by stirring it with a pitchfork. There’s no need to turn it daily or add water, which makes this method very low maintenance. It can take anywhere from six months to two years for the material to break down completely, but you’ll end up with nutrient-rich compost that’s perfect for your plants.
One downside of cold composting is that it takes a long time for the material to break down. However, if you don’t mind waiting a while, it’s a great way to compost without having to do much work.
3. Compost tumbler
A compost tumbler is a great option for people who want to compost but want it contained. Simply add your kitchen and yard waste to the tumbler, and turn it every few days to aerate the material. The tumbler will keep the compost contained and prevent any odor from escaping. After about two months, you’ll have finished compost that’s ready to use!
Compost tumblers are a great way to compost if you’re short on space. They’re also more efficient than traditional methods because they aerate the material more effectively.
4. Worm composting
Worm composting is perfect for those who want to compost but don’t have a lot of space. All you need is a bin, some worms, and some organic waste – you can even put it on a porch. The worms will eat the organic material and turn it into nutrient-rich compost. You can use this compost to fertilize your plants or add it to your garden soil.
Worm composting is great because it doesn’t take up much space. It’s also quite low maintenance – all you need to do is add food scraps and let the worms do their work!
If you don’t have access to a lot of organic waste, this might not be the best method for you.
You can also vermicompost on a larger scale with a CFT system. Our CFT system comes in a modular design which allows it to grow with your worm composting needs!
5. Bokashi composting
Bokashi composting is also great if you don’t have a lot of space. Bokashi composting uses special microbes to break down the organic material, which means there’s no need to turn it or add water. Simply add your kitchen and yard waste to the bin, and wait for the microbes to do their work. After about two months, you’ll have finished compost that’s ready to use!
Bokashi composting is a great option if you’re short on space or if you don’t want to deal with a smelly bin. The only downside is that it can take a while for the material to break down.
6. Direct burying
Direct burying is an alternative way to compost. Simply dig a hole in your yard, and add your kitchen and yard waste. Cover the material with soil, and wait for it to break down. This method is very low maintenance, but it can take up to two years for the material to decompose completely.
Direct burying is a great way to compost if you have a lot of space. The only downside is that it can take up to two years for the material to decompose completely.
7. Electric countertop composter
If you live in an apartment or don’t want compost in your yard, using an electric countertop composter is a great solution. These work by using aeration, heat, and pulverization to reduce food waste volume, emissions, and odor. The average food recycler is countertop-friendly, though certain models are about the size of a large garbage bin.
Simply put your compost in the electric composter, set the timer, and walk away. In as little as 24 hours you can have finished compost without any hassle.
Composting is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment and fertilize your plants at the same time. No matter where you live, there’s a composting method that’s perfect for you. Whether you have a lot of space or just a little, there’s a way to compost your kitchen and yard waste. So what are you waiting for? Get started today!