Vermicomposting

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VERMICOMPOSTINGDefinition

Vermicomposting is the process in which yard and kitchen scraps are processed through the aid of red wiggler worms (eisenda fetida) and other microorganisms that exist within the vermicompost bin.

Background

Since the state of Illinois has banned all landscape waste from being deposited into landfills. Many residents are struggling to find ways of disposing of landscape waste. With this as an issue for residents within our county, we need to be progressive about reusing those materials.

FOUR RS: RECYCLE, REUSE, REDUCE AND ROT

Composting is the 4th R or Rot that provides the using of the system a valuable material for their gardens and houseplants. This creates a win win situation for us by reducing the amount of waste in the landfill and also by having a product produced that can be used for fertilizer and a natural pesticide.