Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up more than 28% of what we throw away, taking up space in landfills and releasing greenhouse gases like methane. Composting keeps organic material out of landfills and has other benefits as well. See the following list:
Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.
Reduces methane emissions from landfills and lowers your carbon footprint.
Provides your garden with free, renewable plant food year after year.