What Is Composting?
Composting is the biological process in which microbes consume plant and vegetable materials and convert it into useful organic material and other byproducts. There are two types of microbes that do this and are commonly referred to as aerobic and anaerobic microbes. The aerobic microbes thrive in oxygen environments while anaerobic microbes thrive in oxygen deficient environments. Aerobic composting converts organic material into stable humus, carbon dioxide and water, Anaerobic composting converts organic material but produces methane, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, etc. which results in unpleasant odors and unpleasant attention from your neighbors.
By maintaining proper aerobic conditions, as well as a proper diet for aerobic microbes, insures that decomposition will occur efficiently and quickly while reducing objectionable odors and greenhouse gases.