What is Compost?
Compost is the result and act of combining organic materials under controlled conditions so that the original raw ingredients are transformed by decay and degradation into humus or compost.
Backyard composting is a process that allows you to turn some of your table scraps and yard waste into compost. This is done by a layering process so everything decays into fertile humus or new soil.
Composting at home reduces your personal volume of trash, reduces the amount of water needed in your garden, increases plant growth and replaces the need for harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
It is a fun and simple activity that allows you to do something for the part of the Earth you live in everyday: your own backyard!
Backyard composters are available for purchase from Waste Management for $80.00. Call 278-0563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase an EarthMachine brand compost bin.
Large scale Windrow Composting takes place at Marsh Folly, Pembroke. This site is the former Pembroke dump that served all of Bermuda from 1949 until 1994.