Composting

Why Compost?

Divert Landfill Waste

40% of material sent to landfills is compostable organic waste.

Keep Good Soil

Composting returns valuable nutrients to the soil to help maintain soil quality and fertility.

Save Water

Organic material retains 18-20 times its weight in water. 1% organic matter in the top 6" of soil can hold 27,000 gallons of water per acre.

Save Money

There's no need to buy chemical fertilizers as compost is free. Compost helps to retain soil moisture so you water less, and the nutrients from compost are not washed away by rainfall.

Make a Difference

Reduce the impact of chemical fertilizers that runoff into our rivers, lakes, and streams. By composting you can complete the cycle by returning what you grow back to the soil to help you grow.

Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Organics in landfills break down anaerobically (without oxygen) to produce methane gas, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful tha CO2.

Extend Landfill Lifespan

With 40% of residential waste coming from compostable materials, you can help extend the lifespan of landfills. 

Grow a Beautiful Garden

If you're composting at home, your compost is a nutrient-rich food product for your garden and will help improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels, and keep your soil's pH balance in check while helping to suppress plant disease.

What goes down Sepura?

If you're using Sepura to collect compostable material for your curb-side composting pickup please check with your cities guidelines before adding material to your receptacle. You may be surprised at how many different materials that are accepted in your curb-side bin.

As long as your city takes the material, and it can fit down your drain, then Sepura can sort and hold your organic material for up to four weeks without an odour. Items such as avocado pits and bones are easily processed by Sepura.

If you have organic material that is too large to fit down the drain you can put the material directly into the Sepura collection bin if you wish.

If you are using Sepura to process organic material that will end up in your backyard compost pile then you should be conscious of what you put into Sepura.

The ideal compost pile will include a mix of greens (wet) and browns (dry). Green/wet are things like: food scraps, coffee grounds, and fresh grass clippings. Brown/dry are things like: dry leaves, sawdust, newspaper, and wood chips or dead branches.

Things like bones, meats, fats, cooking oils, and dairy products are typically best left out of the backyard compost for a couple reasons. Firstly, most at-home composting systems don't reach the necessary internal temperature to completely kill any bacteria present in these items. Secondly, things like meats have the potential to attract unwanted pests.

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