Composting Is Fun And Easy
By Mark Kuhl
For the GPHN
Compost is low hanging fruit.
We can divert almost 50 percent of our trash from landfill, as Denver Solid Waste Management reports that half of what we toss in the trash is compostable. Currently, fewer than 15 percent of Denver households compost so this is an amazing opportunity to leverage the compost program our local government has made possible. All you have to do is sign up! The cost is $29.25/quarter or $107 in one annual payment. To save money you can share a bin with a neighbor.
Composted organic matter yields rich, fertile soil amendment for our lawns and gardens, so why bury it in the landfill at 3500 S. Gun Club Rd., where it’s rendered useless forever?
Check out all the details at tinyurl.com/DenverComposts
Mark Kuhl is an environmental advocate who lives in Park Hill with his family. His handy tips and news about recycling household items appear every month in these pages. A directory of his past columns for recycling everything from paint to Styrofoam to shoes is at greaterparkhill.org/sustainability/recycling-directory/.