Composting is the controlled biological decomposition and conversion of solid organic material into humus like substance called compost. Composting is the process of letting the nature to transform the organic materials into a material with environmentally beneficial applications. The process is aerobic, meaning it requires oxygen.
Composting is most efficient when the major parameters – oxygen, surface area, nitrogen/carbon ratio, moisture and temperature – Balanced healthy compost depends on five things :
- Surface Area
- Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio