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How to compost properly? 

The Rocket® composter was developed originally to overcome the problems of making high quality compost on a domestic or small industrial scale. It was developed to ensure that all the seven requirements of good composting can be met. 

Because composting is used to transform organic waste material, the process is often looked at only as waste treatment, but we prefer to also regard it as a compost production process. 

What is the process of composting? 

Composting is a biological process that, in the absence of any manual intervention will happen of its own accord. Natural composting, or biological decomposition, began with the first plants on earth and has been going on ever since. As vegetation falls to the ground, it slowly decays, providing minerals and nutrients needed for plants, animals, and microorganisms. This compost would be consider a delight in any horticultural situation. The Rocket® composter, however, includes the production of high temperatures to destroy pathogens and weed seeds that natural decomposition does not destroy. 

Composting is as scientific as bread making and wine making. Leave flour, milk, water, salt, sugar, fat and yeast in unmeasured proportions in a bowl in the kitchen and although the bio-reaction will no doubt proceed, bread won’t be made and the result will hardly be a gastronomic delight! The same applies to composting and there are rules to follow if a quality product is the goal. 

There are 7 rules to produce quality compost rapidly. Expressed simply they are as follows:
Take ‘Green’ waste. (A simple word for high nitrogen waste - grass, weeds, animal manure etc.)
Take ‘Brown’ waste (high carbon) - usually dry in nature, e.g. tree and shrub prunings, waste paper, woodchip, straw etc.
 Shred and mix them.
Add micro-organisms for speedy action – commercially grown materials are available.
Preserve and control the heat produced by the composting process.
Provide the correct water content and control it in its need to change during the process.
 Control aeration.
It sounds simple, but it is very difficult to accomplish in small heaps, bins or plastic drums, however, even this is better than sending organic waste to landfill. 

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