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compost heap

a pile of vegetable material which is allowed to break down through decomposition by microorganisms, and is subsequently used to improve the fertility of garden soils.
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Several methods are being applied for the disposal of poultry carcasses, including burial, incineration, composting and rendering with some advantages and disadvantages.
If the heap is too wet or becomes compacted, the composting process slows down as less air is available for the organisms that break it down.
Mixing, or turning, the compost pile is key to aerating the composting materials and speeding the process to completion.
ramorum may have a high survival rate in finished compost if reached by dispersal propagules that may be transported by wind or water from fresh green waste or infectious plants within or near composting facilities.
The New York City Compost Project, funded and managed by the city sanitation department, teaches communities about composting, offers technical support and sells inexpensive, apartment-friendly vermicomposters -- basically small plastic containers topped with a screen or ventilated lid.
And our previous studies showed that manure composting would quickly reach the sanitary standard and the quality of the composting products would be improved with the addition of CaC[N.
International Compost Awareness A Week, which runs to Sunday, May 11, aims to show people how simple home composting is and demonstrate the great results that can be achieved by turning your organic waste into nutrient-rich homemade compost.
It has teamed up with Get Composting to offer residents savings on compost bins.
Councillor Nicky Walker, Midldesbrough Council's executive member for streetscene services, said: "You can put a compost bin to use almost immediately by composting the vegetable peelings and remnants from your Christmas celebrations.
A Maryland composting company plans to open one of the state's largest organic waste facilities.