Why compost?

Composting is the natural way to recycle organic waste

Don't take our word for it - here are some quotes from official sources:

Landfills are rubbish!

NZ Government 'Reduce Rubbish' website: Forty-five percent of the average rubbish bag could be composted. Each month, New Zealanders dispose of enough rubbish to fill a rugby field to 30 stories high. This means the portion of this that could be composted is around 14 stories high - that's a huge waste of space in our landfills.
In landfills, garden waste and kitchen scraps break down into methane, a potentially explosive greenhouse gas, and leachate, which can pollute our water.

Water, nutrients and money down the drain!

Australian Government ‘Greenhouse’ website: OTHER WATER WASTERS: In-sink waste disposal units use water when operating and also mix waste water with food scraps. Rather than using in-sink disposal units, dispose of organic waste material in a compost heap or worm farm.

Auckland City Council website: Other disposal methods also cause problems - putting food scraps down in-sink waste disposal units places pressure on the sewer system and treatment plant ... Not only does getting rid of this material cost us hundreds of thousands of dollars, it also means we are wasting the valuable nutrients that organic material contains and that our soil needs.

Don't waste - there's more!

Sending organic waste to a central site means losing the nutrient value that can add value to your land.
Carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) will be created through the transportation and processing of waste.
Composting at home is better than any other way of disposing of domestic organic waste.

Composting at home is better than any other way of disposing of domestic organic waste.
Earthmaker is the most eco-friendly and user-friendly way to process food and garden waste.

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