How to Compost: Step by Step Guide For Beginner

Want to start composting but not sure where to begin? We have put together our tips to get you started. Soon composting will be second nature to you and you will feel so much better about your contribution to the environment.


What is compostable packaging?

Compostable packaging is packaging that will break down naturally when left in the right environment. Unlike traditional plastic packaging, it is made from organic materials that break down in a reasonable period of time and leave no toxic chemicals or harmful particles behind.

compostable mailer

How to get started on your composting journey?

If you’ve received some sustainable packaging from a business and want to dispose of it correctly, then today’s the day to start a compost!

The most important factor to consider before you create one is your living situation. If you live in a complex or apartment dwelling, an indoor set-up will be the best option.

Indoor composting is the simplest solution for those without a backyard (and without a green thumb) as you can purchase a special bin that sits in your kitchen, put your organic food waste in it and drop this waste off at a commercial facility or communal neighbourhood bin every 1 to 2 weeks.


You can find a commercial facility near you through websites like Find a Composter.

Another option your city may offer is a compost collection service through their trash and recycling management, which provides a designated bin organic waste can go in. Check your local council’s website to see what’s available in your area.

Some forward-thinking cities are also starting compost collection sites at farmer’s markets, community gardens, and local farms. Similar to drop-off facilities, you can bring your scraps either in a reusable container or a compostable trash bag and dump them in the designated communal bin.

If you do have a backyard, then you can create an outdoor compost pile and repurpose the material back into your own soil – win, win!

Compostable bin

Wrapping it up

We hope this has helped you get started on your composting journey! If this article has helped you, then send it to a friend or family member who could use a little help in becoming more environmentally friendly.