Making composting simple for you
I'm here to make composting easy for you. Read on, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to understand why composting is crucial for the environment.
1. Sign up using the 'Sign up' button above on the main page.
2. Once Rich Earth receives your sign-up request we will drop off a bucket, lid, compostable bag and an infographic of what you can and cannot compost within 72 hours of your signup.
3. Start collecting kitchen scraps.
4. Keep your bucket in kitchen or garage .
5. We pick up once a week on Sunday starting at 9am. Leave your covered bucket outside by the mailbox.
It's common to believe that items such as paper coffee cups or pizza boxes can be recycled, but the presence of food residue often makes them unsuitable for recycling. This contamination can result in the entire recycling bin being sent to the landfill. To reduce waste, it's important to properly compost kitchen food scraps and also dispose of other compostable products.
1. Reduce your personal waste stream - Carbon footprint reduction
Composting is also a practical way to reduce our overall personal waste stream. Organic wastes, such as food waste and yard waste, make up 25 to 50% of what people throw away. While you may not be able to compost all of the organic waste you generate, composting can significantly cut down on your overall trash while ultimately reducing the number of trash bags you use.
2. Quality of life improvements
Composting can improve air and water quality by reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills, which can reduce the amount of methane and other pollutants released into the atmosphere.
3. It reduces soil erosion and runoff
Compost improves soil structure and promotes aeration. Healthy soil doesn’t get blown away by the heat and the sun. This helps maintain levies, river banks, and farmland. Erosion can cause floods to be much worse and can cause farmland to stop producing as many crops.
4. Sustainable Agriculture
Composting is an important tool for sustainable agriculture by enriching the soil and making it possible to grow healthier plants with better yields. It also helps to build soil health and biodiversity, which will support sustainable agriculture and reduce erosion. By doing so, it creates a more resilient food system that is better able to withstand the effects of climate change.
Composting can promote biodiversity by enriching the soil and providing a habitat for microorganisms, insects and other small creatures that play an important role in the ecosystem. Additionally, the use of composted materials in gardens and farms can help to attract beneficial insects and pollinators, which are important for maintaining a healthy ecosystem and for producing food crops.
I'm Everett Levin, owner and operator of The Rich Earth Company. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 773-255-0777.