Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey

Phone    (929) 324-6689

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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"!