What do egg shells, toilet paper rolls and tea bags all have in common? It’s not a trick question: they can all be composted!
According to the City of Edmonton, composting is the most effective way the average Edmonton household can reduce their waste. But getting started can be a little intimidating. What is compost? What can’t you compost? Do I need worms? Where do you even get worms?
There are some basic rules to making your compost pile produce that magic stuff that will help your garden grow. The first and maybe most important thing to know is that composting is not hard! It takes only a few minutes a day to have a huge impact on the amount of waste your household sends to the landfill.
The second thing to know is that there are many different ways to compost! You can choose what works best for you and your household. Check out this list of EPL resources that outline some different compost strategies.
The third thing to know is that the City of Edmonton is here to help you on your composting journey! They have a composting guide, tons of tips and even run a school for composting called Compost ‘S Cool.
Ready to get started on your composting journey but still feeling overwhelmed? View a replay of our Composting Basics class, opens a new window from September 2020.