Composting is one of the most cost effective and Do-It-Yourself method for recycling organic wastes. Cities are now promoting house hold composting of organic waste and extreme level of decentralization is being promoted for treatment of organic waste by composting.
While doing composting in societies or in households certain aspects are to be considered like,
- Breeding of houseflies, drosophila and grubs in the compost bins
- Changing pH of compost matrix due to different types of kitchen scraps being added in the process..
- Unwanted microbial load present in organic residuals, by-products and substrates.
Such aspects can cause a variety of occupational, food-chain and environmental risks. To avoid these factors occurring intermittently in the composting container, it is important to maintain the pH of the process in neutral range and maintain sanitization of the process.