Benefits of Yard Waste Compost and Sustainable Waste Management
If you’re not convinced about yard waste collection at your home or organization yet, maybe these reasons will change your mind.
Nourish Our Earth – Yard waste compost converts a significant portion of your household waste into healthy soil. The soil produced from yard waste compost is nothing short of a bundle of joy to the earth:
- Decrease soil erosion by enhancing soil structure
- Return a diverse number of nutrients to soil
- Reduce watering needs by improving water retention in the soil
- Suppress plant diseases
Skip the Landfill – Just like recycling, you send less material to the landfill when you set out yard waste for collection. Most people don’t want to create more landfills; with yard waste you send even less material to the landfill which means it won’t fill up as fast. That same landfill will remain useful for years longer. This is important in urban centers where landfill space is scarce but just as important across the country.
Clear the Air – This is a beneficial process that requires oxygen and water and that emits carbon dioxide as a result. By diverting yard waste in landfill, you can help reduce the production of methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas that can trap 25 times more heat than carbon dioxide.
Use Our Resources Wisely – Organic waste such as yard waste compost can be turned into a valuable resource to replenish the soil. Depending on the method used to manage this green waste, gases emitted during the process can be captured to produce renewable energy!
Yard waste compost can help answer to some of the world’s most challenging issues. If you’re looking for more ways to divert waste, take a look at our top reasons to try recycling.