Process whereby organic wastes decompose naturally.
By piling kitchen scraps and garden debris in a bin or heap, gardeners create an ideal habitat for decay organisms. These microorganisms break organic material down to form humus. In addition, the heat inside the pile from all the biologic activity will kill off many disease organisms and unwanted seeds. Compost piles benefit from the addition of manures (for their high nitrogen count and the beneficial bacteria they harbor), occasional watering (so that it is moist not wet), and frequent turning (for aeration).
The biological , process of organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, brush, and food waste into a soil amendment.
Aerobic thermophilic treatment for biodegradation of wastes or contaminated materials
Treatment process that converts dewatered biosolids to a humus-like material for use as a soil amendment. Requires the addition of bulking agents such as yard waste.
A solid waste management technique that uses natural process to convert organic materials to humus through the action of microorganisms.
The biological degradation of organic material under aerobic (oxygen-rich) conditions to produce compost, a nutrient-rich soil amendment and conditioner.
a natural approach to recycling in which organic material such as leaves, twigs, grass clippings, and vegetable food waste decomposes into a nutritional supplement for your garden or yard. There are four basic ingredients for composting: nitrogen, carbon, water and air. Find out more at http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Organics/HomeCompost/.
Composting is the process which occurs when plant and food waste, in conditions in which oxygen is available, is broken down to produce soil (humus). Humus can be used in parks, gardens and agriculture. Large-scale composting requires the waste to be sorted to prevent the heavy metal content of compost humus being too high.
in the presence of water and oxygen, the transformation by micro-organisms (microscopic fungi, bacteria, etc.) or organic waste into a humus-like product.
the decomposition of yard waste and vegetable scraps into organic material
The process of degrading organic material (biomass) by microorganisms in aerobic conditions.
The controlled aerobic degradation of organic wastes into a material which can be used for landscaping, landfill cover, or soil conditioning.
The biological degradation or breakdown of organic matter by a managed process.
a process that allows you to decompose some of your table scraps and yard waste. This is done by a layering process so everything decays into fertile humus (or new soil).
Controlled decomposition of leaves and other wastes to humus.
Natural breakdown of organic matter producing a soil-like product rich in slow-release nutrients (see Humus).
Partial breakdown of organic plant and animal matter by aerobic bacteria to produce a material that can be used as a soil conditioner or fertilizer. See compost.
The controlled biological decomposition of organic solid waste under aerobic conditions. Organic waste materials are transformed into soil amendments such as humus or mulch.
The decomposition of biodegradable waste, in the presence of oxygen, to produce compost that improves soil structure and enriches its nutrient content.
Composting is the biological process that accelerates the break down of organic materials.
Breaking down of plant and animal material using micro-organisms under aerobic conditions. For successful composting there must be sufficient water and air to allow the micro-organisms to break down the material. The U.S. EPA defines composting as 'the controlled decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms into a stable humus material.'
The process that converts biodegradable material (such as garden and kitchen waste), in the presence of oxygen in the air, into a stable granular material
the controlled biological decomposition of organic material under aerobic or anaerobic conditions. Organic materials are broken down ( decomposed by microorganisms) into compost, also known as humus. Composting can occur in a backyard bin, a pile, long windrows, or in a vermicomposting container.
mixing decayed organic materials for use as fertilizer
biological decomposition of solid organic materials by bacteria, fungi, and other organisms into a soil-like product.
The process of breaking down organic material by natural means--aerobic bacteria, fungi, and mechanical means.
The natural biological decomposition of organic material in the presence of aerobic bacteria to form a rich, dark soil fertilizer.
Stabilization process relying on the aerobic decomposition of organic matter in sludge by bacteria and fungi.
the microbial process that breaks down organic waste into a humus-like soil amendment
converts easily degraded organics into humus and produce a nutrient rich, stable product useful for reclaiming land and improving soil.
A process that decomposes organic matter (manure and/or plant matter) into a stable humus used as a natural fertilizer or soil amendment.
The aerobic process by which biologically degradable wastes are broken down to form a stable material containing organic matter and plant nutrients.
A process of breaking down food and plant materials (yard wastes) into soil.
A process of aerobic biological decomposition characterized by elevated temperatures that, when complete, results in a material that is relatively inert, safe, and makes an excellent soil conditioner.
A natural decomposition process for organic wastes.
An aerobic, biological process in which organic wastes, such as garden and kitchen waste are converted into a stable granular material which can be applied to land to improve soil structure and enrich the nutrient content of the soil
Compost is composed of organic matter that is recycled back into the earth. Organic matter may include lawn clippings, vegetable scraps from the kitchen, and untreated papers. These materials are combined and become a nutrient-rich mixture that enriches the soil.
The controlled biological decomposition of organic solid wastes under aerobic (in the presence of oxygen) conditions.Organic materials are transformed into soil enhancers such as humus and mulch.
a way of decaying organic waste materials, such as vegetables and kitchen garbage, in order to speed the natural process of biodegradation. The final product is a soil-like material called compost or humus.
The practice of collecting organic wastes such as grass clippings, leaves and food wastes and allowing them to break down to produce the soil-like product humus or compost. This can be used to nourish new plant growth.
A process by which biodegradable material, such as garden waste, is converted, in the presence of oxygen from the air, into compost.
A controlled process that breaks organic matter into a stable material called humus.
Managed aerobic decay of organic matter to produce a humus-like product that can be used as a plant growth medium or soil amendment.
Using decomposing vegetable matter, including table scraps, grass clippings, leaves, peat and soil to fertilize the soil. Composting reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill, and helps put valuable nutrients back into residential and commercial gardens.
The process of collecting, grinding, mixing, piling, and supplying sufficient moisture and air to organic materials to speed natural decay. The finished product of a composting operations is compost, a soil amendment suitable for incorporating into topsoil and for growing plants. Compost is different than mulch, which is a shredded or chipped organic product placed on top of soil as a protective layer. Please see Public Resources Code section 40116 or the Board's organics pages.
The controlled biological decomposition of organic material in the presence of air to form a humus-like material. Controlled methods of composting include mechanical mixing and aerating, ventilating the materials by dropping them through a vertical series of aerated chambers, or placing the compost in piles out in the open air and mixing it or turning it periodically.
Biological decomposition of organic materials by microorganisms under controlled, aerobic, conditions to a relatively stable humus-like material called compost.
The art and science of combining organic materials under controlled conditions so that the assigned raw ingredients are transformed into humus.
the process of converting organic matter into humus. This is accomplished by microorganisms living under proper conditions.
the process of breaking down organic rubbish, such as garden and kitchen rubbish, into a material which can be added to the garden to help plants grow.
The controlled microbial degradation of organic waste to yield a humus-like product.
the process in which decomposers break down organic matter so it can be used as a natural fertilizer for gardening or farming
The breakdown of organic matter such as leaves, paper, kitchen wastes, etc, by aerobic bacteria and other micro-organisms to produce a stable humus-like end product. It can be carried out in the open air, when it is known as windrow composting - or in special vessels, containers or buildings, when it is known as closed system composting.
the biochemical process which occurs when organic matter is broken down by decomposer organisms into a nutrient rich soil conditioner called humus.
The process that converts biodegradable material such as garden or kitchen waste, in the presence of oxygen (aerobic) into a stable material that can be used as a soil improver. Composting can be done at different scales, from home composting to a large centralised facility.
allows vegetable material to decompose into clean, organic fertilizer.
Aerobic and anaerobic treatment of biodegradable packaging waste. This is classed as recycling.
A controlled microbial degradation of organic waste to produce a relatively nuisance-free product of potential value as a soil conditioner. Category: Administration
A waste management system for plant material (i.e. kitchen scraps and garden thinnings) that involves the biological decomposition of organic material into a rich soil amendment.
the management of organic materials to produce compost.
The mixing of animal manure with a carbon source under a damp, aerobic environment so as to stabilize and enhance the nutrients in the manure.
Biological decomposition of solid organic materials by microorganisms, resulting in compost, a soil-like product.
The activity of breaking down plant and animal material using microorganisms under aerobic conditions. For successful composting there must be sufficient water and air to allow the microorganisms to break down the material, and the compost should reach and maintain a warm temperature.
Breaking down aerobically plant and animal material using microorganisms. For successful composting there must be sufficient water and air to allow the microoganisms to break down the material. Material derived from the aerobic breakdown of plant or animal material by microorganisms.
Process whereby organic matter is decomposed by naturally occurring organisms to produce a stable, soil-like end product.
A biological process where organic material is broken down by the action of microorganisms. The degradation takes place in the presence of air (i.e. aerobic conditions) with the generation of heat and produces carbon dioxide, water, and a stabilised organic residue known as humus Waste-derived compost can be used as a soil conditioner and improver.
A controlled microbial degradation of organic waste that yields an environmentally sound, nuisance-free product of potential value as a soil conditioner.
controlled microbial degradation of non hazardous organic waste yielding an environmentally sound product (‘compost') with value as a soil ammendment.
A waste management option involving the controlled biological decomposition of organic materials into a stable product that can be applied to the land without adversely affecting the environment.