composting info

what's so good about composting?

Here at Full Circle, we think it's important to practice what you preach. That's why we don't just sell eco-friendly products; we dedicate our passion and knowledge to helping make it more feasible for you to live a greener lifestyle each and every day. Full Circle Home Composting solutions are our most recent initiative. The Fresh Air and Scrap Happy compost collectors make composting feasible to anyone and everyone. No more worrying about odour and flies, and having a yard is no longer a requirement. Have we convinced you to give it a try yet? Here's some facts and information to help enlighten you about the benefits of composting, and the potential impact you can have on your community and the earth by participating.

Composting can...

  • be used as a fertilizer on your garden reducing the need for chemical fertilizers
  • improve the condition of soils
  • save valuable landfill space
  • divert organic matter from landfill - decomposing organic material from landfills contribute to 90 percent of greenhouse gas emissions
  • potentially reduce total waste of the average household by 50 percent
  • add structure and assist plant growth leading to reduced soil erosion by 30 percent
  • cost effectively improve water quality and conversion of liquid and solid wastes into recycled organic products that reduce the leaking of nutrients into natural water bodies.
  • Suppress plant diseases and pests
  • Facilitate reforestation, wetlands restoration, and habitat revitalization efforts by amending contaminated, compacted and marginal soils.

Odor & Fly–Free Composting- How it works:

Full Circle Composting solutions are designed to be used in any and all living spaces by their unique, compact shapes and odour & fly free designs…

The Fresh Air uses a unique airway system that allows for aerobic decomposition unlike sealed compost containers. It permits oxygen to easily flow through organic kitchen waste by wind flumes surrounding its perimeter. This means that food decomposes more slowly and stays drier during the composting process. No filters or worms are required.

The Scrap Happy scrap collector uses a completely different technology to keep scraps odour & fly free- the freezer! The benefit of storing compost in the freezer is two-fold, it prevents rotting and smell and it serves as a great storage facility until scraps are ready to be taken outside or dropped at a compost facility. This is a great option for people with limited space or without a yard.

What is ok to compost and why?

  • Animal manure
  • Cardboard rolls
  • Clean paper
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Cotton rags
  • Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint
  • Eggshells
  • Fireplace ashes
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Grass clippings
  • Hair and fur
  • Hay and straw
  • Houseplants
  • Leaves
  • Nut shells
  • Sawdust
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Tea bags
  • Wood chips
  • Wool rags
  • Yard trimming
  • Black walnut tree leaves or twigs
  • Releases substances that might be harmful to plants
  • Coal or charcoal ash
  • Might contain substances harmful to plants
  • Dairy products (e.g., butter, milk, sour cream, yogurt) and eggs
  • Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies
  • Diseased or insect-ridden plants
  • Diseases or insects might survive and be transferred back to other plants
  • Fats, grease, lard, or oils
  • Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies
  • Meat or fish bones and scraps
  • Create odor problems and attract pests such as rodents and flies
  • Pet wastes (e.g., dog or cat feces, soiled cat litter)
  • Might contain parasites, bacteria, germs, pathogens, and viruses harmful to humans
  • Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides
  • Might kill beneficial composting organisms

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