Compost is a complete fertilizer for gardens,
flowers, fruit trees, lawns & field crops.
is a natural biological process that is carried out by
various natural microorganisms, including bacteria and
fungi that utilize solid waste as an energy source and
break down organic material into simpler substances. These
microorganisms require air, water, and an energy source.
Therefore, it is necessary to maintain proper
environmental conditions for microbial life within the
compost pile. Under proper conditions worms, insects,
etc. can speed the decomposition process. In addition,
the use of CBCT can initiate and
accelerate the composting process and provide good
quality compost in a narrow time window.
country, landfills are filling up, garbage incineration
is becoming increasingly unpopular, and our alternatives
for waste disposal are becoming increasingly limited. So,
where do we go from here ? The logical alternative is
provides a means for reducing the amount of waste that
would otherwise be disposed of in our landfills. By
diverting solid wastes from our landfill sites we help to
conserve landfill space and reduce the production of
leachate and methane gas. In addition, an effective
composting program can produce high quality soil
amendments with a variety of potential uses.
if the compost pile has an unpleasant odor?
constructed composter should not produce unpleasant
odors. However, if it emits an ammonia odor, the problem
might be too much green feed stock, if it emits a rotten
egg odor it might be too little air. To solve this
problem, aerate the pile and treat with CBCT.
Should I wear gloves when handling compost?
use pet manure as a feed stock, there is no need to wear
safe to add cat or dog feces to a compost pile?
cat and dog feces contain pathogenic bacteria. Compost
cat and dog feces separately using CBPA. This will accelerate the
composting process, eliminate odor and suppress
materials can be Composted?
has the potential to manage any and all of the organic
material in the waste stream which cannot otherwise be
recycled. Some examples of organic material that can be
composted include food scraps, leaves and yard wastes,
agricultural crop residues, paper products, sewage sludge
compatible with other waste management systems?
composting can fit into any waste management strategy.
long does it take to complete the composting process?
of factors govern the composting process. These factors
include temperature, moisture, oxygen, particle size,
carbon-to-nitrogen ratio and the frequency and degree of
turning. The length of the process also depends on the
results required. Generally, an immature compost can be
produced in about a month, while a mature compost may
take six months to a year. CBCT can produce a
mature compost in 40 to 60 days.
often should I turn my compost pile?
pile that is turned infrequently will still compost, but
at a much slower rate. If you want accelerate the
process, turn it every four days, but more frequently
than that is not recommended.
special additives required?
where the feedstock is too dense to permit proper air
flow or is too moist, as in the composting of grass
clippings, it is no uncommon to add a bulking agent, such
as wood chips, paper, cardboard or dry leaves to provide
structure and to allow for proper air flow. The amount of
bulking agent required is usually determined based on
experience. Inoculating the feedstock with CBCT microbes will also overcome this
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