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A Guide to Composting While Living in an Apartment


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If you think composting is only for farmers or homesteading families with decent acreage, think again. Composting is an eco-friendly lifestyle choice that can work for everyone, even if you live in an apartment. It’s totally possible to compost even without a backyard and according to statistics, equally as necessary. Did you know 16 percent of all methane emissions come from organics unable to decompose in landfills? With methane being a greenhouse gas classified as 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide, these emissions are a huge issue that deserves attention and correcting. So how do we do it? Through more at-home composting!

Even if you live in a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a metropolitan area, don’t rule out composting just yet. Making an at-home compost can work for just about everyone as long as you are willing to take the steps to learn about composting, how it works, and what you need to do in order to launch your compost. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can compost at home even if you’re living that #ApartmentLife, keep reading for tips on how to successfully start a compost without a big backyard.