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Recycling and Composting

Recycling of waste material means taking the materials and transforming them into new products. This is a key concept in the modern waste minimization philosophy, which garbage dot com will embrace because it’s about lessening the strain on the environment through minimizing the need to fully dispose.

Recycling includes collecting recyclable materials, separating materials by type, processing them into a form that can be sold as scrap material, and purchasing and using goods made with reprocessed materials. Recycling prevents potentially useful materials from being land filled or combusted, and allows disposal capacity to be preserved, while saving energy and natural resources. Similarly, composting can play a key role in diverting organic waste away from disposal facilities.

Garbage.com By definition, recycling does not occur until someone transforms or remanufactures the material into a usable or marketable product or material. Garbage dot com will locate markets for its recyclable materials. This process is similar to marketing any product or commodity and involves four distinct steps:

• Determining the possible uses of the end product
• Identifying potential markets
• Marketing the product
• Developing a collection and transfer system

The major environmental impact associated with recycling is the volume of waste diverted (reduced) from landfills or incineration. This diversion extends the life of landfills and limits the volume of wastes being combusted. The most significant environmental impact from these activities is resource conservation; however, these activities can also significantly reduce criteria (i.e., carbon monoxide, particulate matter) and toxic (i.e., dioxin) air pollution.

Recycling ventures can focus on collection of recyclable materials in corporate offices, as well as in business enterprises, including casinos and hotels, and homes or residential areas. These efforts will be part of the locals integrated solid waste management plan and not only reduce waste and energy usage, but also provide an employment source.


Composting is a process of aerobic biological decomposition of organic materials to produce stable and usable organic topsoil that does not require disposal. Resources used to create the final compost product originate from the roughly 25 percent of the municipal solid waste stream that is organic material (i.e., food waste/scraps, yard and lawn clippings). If paper waste is included, almost 60 percent of the municipal solid waste can be composted. The greater Nairobi area which is composed of households has the potential to produce a lot of raw material that can be used in composting.

Three primary activities are associated with composting:

• Collecting/receiving wastes for composting
• Processing the wastes (e.g., decomposition)
• Marketing

The waste used in composting can be collected from a variety of sources, including tribal business ventures, including casinos, hotels, and schools.

Significant composting wastes also result from recyclable material separation and processing. Once recyclable materials are removed from the solid waste stream, the remaining wastes may be suitable for composting.

The final product would be sold to landscapers, nurseries, and residential homes.