Household waste can be grouped into three categories, namely:
... is all our fresh produce, dairy, carbohydrates, processed foods and
proteins and is very high in Nitrogen. Basically, everything that you can bite through and digest.
... is all paper (used paper cups, newspaper and egg tray cartons) and untreated wood
products and contains a high level of Carbon.
... is egg shells and bones. It contains a high level of trace elements,
but it has little influence on the Nitrogen: Carbon ratio.
To produce a rich, good quality compost you need a perfect 1:1 balance of Nitrogen to Carbon.
Too much carbon and decomposition slows down. Too much nitrogen and the compost smell will scare
even the walking dead!
The W2D household compost machine will help you to develop a good quality compost with little
effort and you don’t have to worry about the ratio. The W2D starter compost does that for you. It
is formulated to eliminate odours, to release carbon and to reduce food volume. All you need to
do is to add Green waste and some water!