The composting process is fueled by all kinds of microscopic organisms (bacteria, fungi) that take up residence inside your compost pile, continuously devouring and recycling it to produce a valuable soil amendment and rich organic fertilizer. Compost improves soil properties, provides nutrients in a stable organic form, increases plant growth and health, and conserves water. Mulch reduces weed germination, moderates soil temperature, and conserves water.
Composting turns biowaste into valuable food for your garden. Most garden waste, as well as some types of food waste, can be composted. But, you must make sure that any non-compostable food waste goes into your food waste bin. This method involves feeding organic materials into a drum, silo, concrete-lined trench, or similar equipment. This allows good control of the environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture, and airflow. The material is mechanically turned or mixed to make sure the material is aerated.