What do you do with organic wastes from your garden or household? If you’ve ever composted waste, you might already know that it’s the best thing we can do to save the environment from pollution. It’s one of the most efficient ways of reducing landfill wastes and converting it into beneficial gardening material.
Unfortunately, many people throw away organic wastes without knowing that they can compost it. The most recent report by EPA shows that approximately 25% of the municipal solid waste in the U.S is made up of compostable materials. The percentage combines greed garden waste, yard trimmings and food scraps that end up in landfills.
But imagine this case:
You started organic gardening three years ago, and you’ve been composting your waste. You just landed a lucrative job; thus, you’ve got no time for gardening. You want to get rid of your old compost to reclaim your yard. How will you dispose of it?
Life changes can make you abandon what you had started earlier in making the land better and more productive. In most cases, the role of continuing the composting work lands squarely on the shoulders of family members, and you may hope that they’ll do even better than you’ve been doing. But what if they’ve got no knowledge about composting? What will happen to the compost if none is interested in doing such tedious jobs? They only available option is to decommission the compost and do away with the whole thing.
This article provides you with an easy solution on how to do away with old compost. Once you read through the article, you’ll realize that yard clean up is easy and hassle-free, especially if the compost has been abandoned for a long period.
Follow the following steps to reclaim your yard from abandoned compost:
Step1. Put all the compost bins content in a single heap.
Step2. Rake through the composted waste. Pull the bigger boulders to one side.
Step3. Smash down the more immense boulders using the rake’s backside. Break them up into smaller pieces.
Step4. Rake through the waste heap again pulling the larger clumps to one side. Continue breaking up the larger pieces.
Step5. Spread the fine pieces evenly over your lawn or flowerbed. If you’re applying the compost on trees, spread it to the drip line.
Step6. Prepare the remnants for curbside collection. Ensure that you follow your community’s waste collection guidelines. If the collection service isn’t available in your area, scatter the remnants under shrubs or trees outside your property.
Step7. Donate the compost bin to a community garden or dismantle it.
Step8. Smooth the area where the compost stood. You can consider reseeding the area or creating a new perennial bed.
It’s a straightforward process, right?
Alternatively, you can donate the compost to a local farm. This is a perfect way of contributing to your local, sustainable agriculture.
Now that you know how to get rid of compost, there’s no reason to worry about reinstating the beauty of your yard. Follow the guide and enjoy the process’ simplicity.