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Compost to reduce food waste

Compost to reduce food waste

I will build and commit to using a compost pile at home in order to reduce food waste entering landfill and harming the environment. As a benefit, I'll be able to get great breakdown products out of the compost for use on the garden.
My Progress: 
09/03/2017 - 17:02
Here's a little bin we have sitting inside the kitchen to collect food waste before adding it to the compost pile. On the wall behind there's a list of everyday items and products that are able to composted.
09/03/2017 - 17:00
Here's a pile of cardboard collected from the local shops to be added to the compost pile. When adding 'green' materials to the compost a balancing amount of 'brown' materials, such as cardboard, must be added to maintain a good mix. This cardboard will eventually be broken up into smaller pieces and added into the pile as needed.
09/03/2017 - 16:57
Here's the pile after it has been going for a month and a half. We've added brackets to stabilise the wood planks. Inside the pile there's a whole bunch of materials like kitchen food waste, cardboard boxes and grass cuttings. The watering can is on hand to keep the pile damp. The shovel at the back is to turn the pile every week or so to encourage breakdown.
09/03/2017 - 16:38
This picture shows the compost pile just after I built it. I've gone with a 2 pile system so that I can use the other side when one side gets full and is in the process of breaking down. Within the pile there is a foundation mixture of food, soil and plant waste to get it started. The bucket to the left contains 'brown' materials which are mixed in to the compost every time we add food waste. One thing I'm quite happy with is the wood to build the pile was recycled from our garden. They were lying around and I thought they would be quite good for the compost, and it turned out they were perfect!