Avoid Common Composting Complaints and Mistakes

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Are you close with your neighbors? Do you value their opinion and strive to foster that relationship? If so, you should make sure that you are disposing of your waste correctly. Residential areas are sometimes the most prone to composting mistakes

People often get mixed up about which items should go into the composting bin, and thus they are often making mistakes. Over time you may find that your neighbors are sending you composting complaints. If you want to avoid this from happening, you need to make sure you’re following all the rules necessary to compost appropriately in your city.

Follow the Rules for Composting 

Depending on where you live, the rules for composting may differ. Each city has different rules for different types of composting bins. It would be best if you looked up their rules so that you know what is acceptable. 

If you don’t compost yet, start small. It is better to throw away little and get the rules right then start throwing away many things in the compost and find out later that what you’ve been throwing in is meant for the trash bin.

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Make sure you have a composting plan.

Place Compost Away from House (and Neighbors)

One of the best ways to avoid composting complaints from your neighbors is to make sure the bin is placed away from your house and your neighbors’ homes. You also want to make sure that it is in a place that is convenient to you. For some people, this means in their garage as it conceals the smell until the day comes when it is picked up. However, this can make your garage smell, so you may want to invest in the right type of bin.

You can also minimize the foul smell by ensuring that the bin has the right amount of aeration. Water, green, and brown compost can minimize the foul smell. If you want to make sure that you are composting correctly, you should be working with the sanitation experts.

At Sunrise Sanitation, we take residential composting seriously and can help you make the right choices. Contact us today to find out more about our expert services.

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