Let us break it down for you:
Compost, a word you often see on the sign beside the trash bin. But what does it really mean? Where does the waste that you drop into the green bin go? What does it become besides this abstract concept of “compost”? And more importantly, what can I put into this magical bin?
Compost is defined as decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer. More specifically it is the process of natural materials breaking down into nutrient rich soil, or humus, if you will. Composting is part of a natural cycle that allows materials you and I use to return back into the earth.
What can we put into Green Event Services compost bins? Simple answer: any organic materials. Organic materials consist of anything that originally came from the earth, such as food products and food waste. This includes your apple core, banana peel, the fries you couldn’t finish, chicken bones from wing night, the salad you didn’t like, and much more.
Our compost bins can also handle products made from natural materials, such as cardboard, paper, and compostable food ware. Compostable food ware will be labeled somewhere on the product, or the it will be obvious that the product is made from paper with no plastic components. Compostable products leave no known toxic residue, which ensures that the product is safe to return back to nature for future growth.
Now let’s recap! Compost is nutrient rich soil that can be used to grow new plants. Compost is comprised of organic material that breaks down over time when exposed to the right conditions of sunlight, air, and moisture. So the next time you are at a Green Event make sure to check the label and get those compostable materials in the right bin!