Organic Waste

Organic Waste: -


Organic waste, or green waste, is organic material such as food, garden and lawn clippings. It can also include animal and plant based material and degradable carbon such as paper, cardboard and timber. Burying organic waste in landfill is a big problem and it's not just because of the resources we lose.     


Four common elements comprising organic wastes are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.


Organic: coffee grounds, food scraps, banana peels, bread crusts, paper, paper towels, cardboard. Inorganic: Plastic soda bottles, glass, yogurt cups, spoons, cellophane, aluminium cans, plastic bags. Toxic: Batteries, pesticide containers, medicine bottles, motor oil, cell phones.


Organic wastes are often disposed of with other wastes in landfills or incinerators, but since they are biodegradable , some organic wastes are suitable for composting and land application. Organic materials found in municipal solid waste include food, paper, wood, sewage sludge, and yard waste .