While AA Adonis Rubbish Removals is here to take away all of your non-hazardous waste in many areas of metropolitan Sydney, we are also highly committed to helping people reduce the actual waste they create.
One way to minimise the need for rubbish removal in Lindfield and other suburbs is through composting.
Making one’s own garden compost is very easy. It not only provides rich nutrients to the soil in your garden; it eliminates much of the food waste you generate.
The benefits of composting include:
- Soil conditioning
- Introduction of beneficial organisms to the soil
- Great for the environment
- Reduces waste into landfill
- Recycles waste from your kitchen and garden
The following items can be added to your compost:
- Leaves and grass clippings
- Garden plants
- Wood ash
- Chicken manure
- Pine needles
- Seaweed and kelp
- Tea leaves
- Coffee grounds
- Fruit and vegetable scraps (no citrus)
- Shredded white paper
- Non-shiny cardboard
- Wood chips and pellets
- Corn cobs
- Dryer lint
Never Compost meat, fish scraps, or bones; diseased plants; or perennial weeds. Don’t use pet manure if compost is to be used on food plants. Also don’t compost banana peels, orange rinds, peach peel, or black walnut leaves.
Chop large material into smaller pieces and mix the compost well. Turn and toss the compost regularly.
Simple steps to composting:
1. Begin your compost pile on bare earth, allowing worms and other organisms to aerate the compost and ultimately be transported to your garden beds.
2. Lay twigs or straw a few centimetres deep to aid drainage
3. Add compost in layers,alternating moist and dry.
4. Add manure,and green compost to activate the compost pile
5. Keep compost moist.Water occasionally if necessary.
6. Cover the compost pile with wood, plastic sheeting, or even carpet scraps. This helps retain moisture and heat, two essentials for compost, as well as preventing the compost from being over-watered by rain.
7. Turn the compost pile at least once per month to aerate. Oxygen is required for the process to work.
Once your compost pile is established, add new materials by mixing them in thoroughly, rather than by adding them in layers.