How to Go Green in The City with DIY Urban Composting

If you live in concrete canyon land, you may think that composting is out of your reach. Well think again! Urban composting is within the reach of anyone, and you will be doing the environment a huge service. DIY composting is for everyone!

When potentially compostable material goes to a landfill, the damage done is two-fold.

First, the landfill just gets fuller.

Yuck! This is bad and we don’t like it.

Secondly, that biological material is no longer available to be recycled back into food production. We don’t have an endless supply of nutrients to support agriculture, and composted material is as good as it gets when it comes to nourishing the things that we eat.

Compost in the City

So it’s settled then, you must compost, even if you live in a 400sq foot apartment you share with six people in Manhattan.

Just tell your roommates that it’s for the good of the planet, and all of the life on it. They are sure to understand, but just in case, have some pics on your phone of bunnies or baby deer. Pictures of baby deer always help.

Hopefully You Live In Portland

So, if you live in a more progressive city, there may already be urban composting programs in place. All you have to do is get an airtight container, and start storing all of your compostable material.

You will be shocked at how fast it fills up, and just think, all of that material is going to be saved from the landfill, and put back to good use.

Ok, for all of you that don’t live in Portland, and don’t have access to a local pick-up service for your compostables, you will need to do a little more work.

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