Backyard composting in Catalonia

Joaquim Mayoral, Antoni Sánchez

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    Abstract

    An extensive pilot program of backyard composting was carried out in Catalonia. A local authority, named Mancomunitat Intermunicipal Voluntaria "La Plana" distributed more than 200 individual composters among private households. Participants were questioned on topics about organic wastes origins, frequency of organic wastes additions, presence of shredder, bulking agent, turning, moisture content, presence of bad odors as well as leachates or rodents, and compost utilization. Overall, results indicate that backyard composting is an effective method to divert organic wastes from municipal collection systems, thus providing money savings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-78
    JournalBioCycle
    Volume46
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005

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