Why compost, when you could throw your waste in the trash, for free?
When biodegradable waste goes to the trash, it becomes smelly trash juice and methane gas. That's one option. It's gross and bad for the climate, but at least it's not out on the street!
I went on a field trip to the Denver Botanical Gardens to see the other option, composting, in action.
When we compost that same waste, it turns into the best soil supplement for plants! Trash to treasure. Plants love compost because it gives their roots space to grow. Compost pushes apart clay particles and makes easy pathways for roots. When the roots can grow big, the plant grows proportionately healthy. Plants also love compost because it improves the soil's ability to retain water and minerals. That means less water and fertilizer. If you've ever been to the sprawling botanical gardens, you know that would save a lot of resources!
So it is your choice - at home, or out and about in Denver. You can throw your biodegradable waste into the trash, or find a compost bin.
Do you live in Aurora? Find out if your address is eligible for weekly compost collection here: