Composting Law and Legal Definition

Composting is the process of decomposing organic waste through aerobic decomposition. It helps to convert biodegradable material such as garden and kitchen waste into a stable granular material which can be used to improve nutrient value and structure of soil. It involves only a simple procedure and can be practiced by industries and cities industrially, by farmers on their land, and by individuals in their homes. Pit method and NADEP methods are the two types of methods that are used for composting. In pit method organic wastes are spread in a pit of 8 m long, 2 m wide and I m deep. NADEP is a modified method of composting where organic waste are spread in a rectangular tank of about 10’ x 6’ x 3’size.