Compost is a gardener’s black gold!
Composting is a natural process by which organic matter is decomposed, with the help of living soil organisms (bacteria, worms, insects, moulds, etc.). The end product is a dark earth-like matter called compost.
Why should you compost?
- Because landfills are overflowing with waste! Up to 40% of our domestic waste is composed of organic matter and could therefore be spared from the landfill by being used for composting.
- Because the decomposition of organic matter at the landfills produces huge amounts of greenhouse gasses, contributing to global warming.
- Because the decomposition of organic materials at the landfills, mixed with other buried items, produce a toxic soup called lixiviates which permeates the water table.
- Because over 50,000 truckloads are needed every year to transport organic waste to landfills around Montréal, thus polluting the air and damaging the roads.
- Because compost is great for gardening, for it serves as a substitute for chemical fertilisers.