THE BENEFITS OF COMPOSTING
Complete the Cycle!
By contributing to composting,
you are completing the nutrient
cycle. Composting helps return
the nutrients from your food to the
soil in a completely natural way,
without the use of chemicals! Local
farmers in Monmouth County then use
this nutrient-rich compost in soil to grow
crops that can end up back on your plate!
Cut down on landfill waste
Every American throws away about 400 pounds of compostable waste every year. That means by composting, you are directly reducing the amount of waste in landfills. Just think about the difference it would make if one family of 4 alone decided to make the change!
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
When food waste decomposes in a landfill, the process releases the greenhouse gas methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. When composted, food waste undergoes a different process that does not produce methane, but rather produces soil full of nutrients, what farmers call "black gold"!