Recycling Your Food Waste

Recycling Your Food Waste

Although we can do more when you ask most people a question or the obligation to do more to save garbage from landfills, almost always the first question they ask is “how much will it cost?”

It is a fact of life and who can blame them

Many people have a limited budget to feed their families or keep a roof over their heads, so spending extra money on recycling is not an option. Therefore, to make it clear, the information is provided you so that you can help reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills will not cost you a penny. The only thing that will cost you is a couple of minutes of your day. Click to learns more.

We are talking about recycling food waste. You can do this in several ways. Although both methods are called vermicomposting, the first method is what is considered controlled composting. Here you are building a box or have some type of container, and in this container you have worms known as red wigglers (commonly used for fishing). These are not some wild species of worms, probably it is more than likely that you have thousands in your land at this time, and that is good.

Recycling Your Food Waste

Add food waste to the container with the worms, cover them with a wet crushed newspaper so that the smell of food waste does not seep, and voila. After about 60 days, the worms will absorb all the waste, leaving the molds behind. It is these molds that you add to your flower beds and gardens, since this is the best type of fertilizer you can give them. What you just did was to eliminate the waste of food from the landfill, feed the worms and, in turn, they gave you a great fertilizer. This is a win-win option for everyone (or for everyone). Read more at

Of course, the guided method will require you to control the container so that worms never run out of food. You will need a container, you must keep it moist, like worms, as humid environments and, of course, it should always remain dark.

However, there is an easier way. If you have a part of your garden that you use as a garden or flower garden, you can simply dig a hole 3 to 3 feet deep (depending on the amount of food waste you have) and bury the food waste. Worms (as well as bacteria, fungi and other beneficial creatures in the ecosystem) will find food waste, eat them and leave their remains on the ground. Then all you have to do is change your floor to mix the castings and the shaft!


You must choose the scenario that best suits your situation and, of course, your budget. But, as you can see, both options are very beneficial for the environment, since they add many essential nutrients to the soil and avoid wasting food in the landfill.