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How to make homemade compost for a more sustainable life?


Compost is the result of the degradation of different materials of organic origin, which are subjected to a controlled oxidation process. Placing alternating layers of organic matter, aerating and moisturizing.

We must keep in mind that for every 100 kg of organic waste, you get 30 kg of fertilizer. This helps reduce the volume of garbage that usually goes to landfills.

In addition, this organic fertilizer can be used for your plants and garden, avoiding the use of chemical fertilizers that burn the plants and pollute aquifers and thus avoid another series of negative impacts.



You will need a container with a lid, it can be made of plastic or wood approximately 70 cm high.

(It may be smaller.Always provide the amounts to be added)

You will have to make holes of approximately 2cm at the bottom and on the sides to keep it airy.


Not all waste left over from the kitchen goes in this container. The functional ones will be divided into two: Greens and Browns.

Green products: are those that have a high nitrogen content, such as fruit, vegetable and vegetable remains; Egg shells, nutshells, tea bags, coffee beans and freshly cut grass.

[It is important to crush or finely chop these elements, the more homogeneous the mixture, the better results we will have in our compost]

Brown products: These have a high carbon content, such as pieces of wood, branches, dried leaves, dirt, sawdust, cardboard or paper without ink (for example rolls of toilet paper) and paper napkins (not wet towels).

Avoid adding: Fats and oils, anything treated with cooked pesticides, pasta and / or rice (without sauce), coal, dairy products, meat and bones, and pet waste.

PROHIBITED: Plastics, metals, glass, visors, blood, printed paper, compresses, sanitary pads and tampons; diapers, cigarette butts or stone.



1._Add a layer between 20 and 40 centimeters of branches, bark, and thick brown coffee materials.

2._Add a layer between 5 and 10 centimeters of brown product.

3._Summer with a layer of green product. Between 5 and 10 cm too.

4._ Continue with steps 2 and 3.

5._ Cover the container.

You should leave it in the shade or semi-shade and stir the compost 2 to 3 times per week with a stick. It is important to keep it moist, but not overdo it.

How do you know if the compost is ready?

After 2 or 3 months, the compost mixture will look homogeneous. The color should be dark brown or black and with a unique smell, like a forest. The texture should not be very wet.

This is a good alternative to reduce the environmental impact and preserve the ecosystem. When are you going to start yours?