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When organic waste such as food scraps, paper, leaves and yard trimmings decompose naturally, compost or manure is produced. This process of facilitation of decomposition of organic matter is called composting. Decomposing organisms such as insects, worms, bacteria and fungi help in transforming matter into compost. Compost is an excellent source of nutrients for plants and is used as a fertilizer on the farms and on lawns and gardens.

Several factors affect the decomposition process: carbon to nitrogen ratio of the material, amount of surface area exposed, oxygen in the pile, moisture and temperature inside and outside the pile.

Composting can be done by the fence of your backyard or in

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