How to start composting at home?

Updated 2 years ago by The Earthling Co

If you’ve ever wanted to know how to start composting at home, but didn’t know where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to learn about the basics of composting and easy ways to get started. 

The beauty of composting is that anyone can do it, regardless of space or budget. There is a composting system out there for everyone, so don’t let something like a small apartment or a lack of special equipment hold you back!


To make healthy compost, you need these basic ingredients: 

  • Browns: “Browns” refers to twigs, dead leaves, paper and other carbon-rich materials that help attract microbes to your compost pile.
  • Greens: “Greens” refers to materials that are nitrogen-rich. This includes materials such as grass clippings, plant clippings and most kitchen scraps.
  • Air: Composting is an aerobic process, which means that it needs air to decompose properly. If you don’t introduce enough oxygen into your compost pile, it can become anaerobic (meaning, without oxygen), which leads to a smelly and inefficient compost pile.
  • Water: Finally, your compost needs moisture. Water helps with breaking down your browns and greens, as well as regulating the temperature of your compost pile.

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