- What type of compost will you build? What supplies will you need?
- What can you put in your compost?
- What will you do with the compost you produce?
- There are many different composting methods you can try, including open air composting and worm farm composting.
- Decide which method will work best for you. Find a place to set up your compost and start composting!
- You can compost yard waste and non-animal food waste. After your waste decomposes you can use your compost to provide nutrients to a garden.
- How long did it take for waste to decompose? Did some types of waste decompose faster than others?
- What affects do you think worms and other bugs have on the decomposition of food waste?
- What reasons do you think people have for not composting? How can we encourage people to compost?
- A bin
- Newspaper and dried leaves
- Compost materials (ex: food waste)
- Water in a spray bottle
Keep it Simple
- If you don’t have time to start your own compost, see if a composting program exists in your city. Some Canadian cities have green bin programs where compost is collected each week, just like the garbage.
Take it Further
- For an added challenge, perform a scientific experiment! Try different composting methods and see which works best. Which method allows waste to decompose the fastest?