What you really need to know about COMPOSTING?

What you really need to know about COMPOSTING?

Most of the country faces major environmental challenges associated with waste generation and inadequate waste collection, transport, treatment and disposal. In addition increase urbanization and industrialization won’t be able to cope for a longer periods.

In India despite significant development in social, economic and environmental areas, solid waste management (SWM) have remained relatively unchanged. Thus, there is an urgent need to make sustainable SWM and this requires new management system and waste management facilities.

Current SWM are inefficient, with waste having a negative impact on public health, the environment and the economy. In this regard segregation at source and composting can be a key factor for waste sustainability in future.

Most of the waste is dumped into the landfill, which generates methane gas that contribute to global warming and this can have a negative impact on both-side, environment and human health. The main disadvantages of landfill is

  • Fills up quickly if waste is not reduced and reusable waste is not collected separately and recycled.
  • Risk of groundwater contamination if not sealed correctly or liner system is damaged.
  • If not managed well, there is a risk of the landfill degenerating into an open dump.

The importance of composting can be a good substitute for waste management as

  • Composting keeps organics out of landfills.
  • Compost reduces greenhouse gases.
  • Compost creates nutrients rich soil for landscaping and gardening.
  • Compost improves soil fertility.

So now, let us knows more about composting and how you can you practically initialised it from your home!

What is compost?

The decayed organic matter is the COMPOST and the process of broken down into simpler organic matter is called COMPOSTING.

Mostly all those that come from the ground can be composted example: potatoes peels, carrot peels, fruits peels, tea leaves, egg shells, dry leaves etc.

When your waste goes to a landfill, it generates a gas called methane, a green house gas that contributes to climate change.

Composting act as a precursor to minimized those methane gas and served as a pure organic fertilizer that don’t need any chemical agents in it.

According to the EPA, compost has the ability of capturing and eliminating 99.6% of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the atmosphere. These vapours and gases can be detrimental and can caused serious impact in a human body.

Where and how to start composting?

Let’s us say you’re composting in a house with an outdoor space. In this case you just need to designate a spot for composting. In this regard, My Green Bin has come out with solutions for your home composting, Community composting, institutional composting etc., whatever applicable, anywhere and everywhere.

Example:  Schools, Colleges, Institutions, Factories, Apartments, Hotels, Canteens, Restaurants etc.

All the decomposition process is done by the microbes (fungal inoculums), which is consistent and eco-friendly in nature. In addition you can obtain two by product at the end, which is Leachate and Manure. The leachate has the insecticidal properties and can improve the plant growth and development while manure can be substitute for potting mixtures.

Leachate can be used as bio-booster and mixed with water in the ratio 1:10 and used on plant. The compost leachate contained plant nutrients that could be used on farms.

  • Bio-booster is used to improve soil structure.
  • Increases crop yield and quality.
  • Increases plant immunity and water retention.

Once the process is complete, the waste got converted into rich organic planting medium (manure) that can replaced soil in gardening.

  • This manure is ideal for germination and propagation of most crops.
  • Used in farmlands, nurseries, indoors, balconies, terrace etc.

My green bin is thereby proving to be an effective and expansive platform that is increasing the amount of compost that is put back into the community and reducing the amount of food waste in landfills. This sums up our suggestions for you, to take up composting at your home. In case if you are wondering than visit our website www.mygreenbin.in for more details.


  • Challenges and opportunities associated with waste management in India(2017) Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160764
  • What is composting? Retrieved from greenmatters.com/food/2018/12/07

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