Compost is a collection of organic material that has decomposed over time to produce a complex soil additive. It is extremely rich in nutrients and can revitalize the soil microbiology in your landscaping and garden beds. Finished compost is a stable material with a content called humus which is a dark brown or black dirt-like substance, and has a soil-like, earthy smell.
Compost is created by:
Finished compost is then used in agriculture, gardening, and landscaping to increase the biodiversity of the soil, helping plants grow faster and stronger in different climates.
You likely already get waste collection service at your local residence that includes general waste and recycling, but may also include separate landscaping material pickup. None of these services include food scrap composting, adding an unnecessary 30% of waste to local landfills.
Here’s just a few reasons to compost:
Additionally, nationally, the composting of food rose from 1.84 million tons in 2013 (5.0 percent of food) to 2.1 million tons (5.3 percent of food) in 2015. In 2015, Americans recovered over 67.7 million tons of MSW (municipal solid waste) through recycling, and over 23 million tons through composting. This is 1.16 pounds per person per day for recycling and 0.4 pounds per person per day for composting. Food composting collection programs served over 3.8 million households in 2015.
Food scrap composting is a complex science, and currently Compost Queen is only accepting non-animal products. We hope to expand our ability to take more organic products in the near future.
Below is a list of our acceptable and unacceptable materials.
We hope to add more of these meaterials to our acceptable list as we grow and expand our business.