On-site Cannabis Waste Processing
The Compost Cure
Composting is the organic process that breaks down the material into a dark rich nutrient-filled substance, called compost. Compost revitalizes the soil and is a much better alternative than throwing away byproduct to be sent to the landfill. There are many different things that can be composted including yard scraps, coffee grounds, woodchips, kitchen scraps, and much more which you can read about here.
At GAIACA, we compost a variety of cannabis materials, returning them to the ground in which they were cultivated. Rather than dumping the mineral-rich byproduct, GAIACA brings the process full circle.
On-Site Cannabis Waste Processing: Composting Knowledge To Take Home
It’s easy to join in on the waste revitalization train, by incorporating composting on a smaller scale in our daily lives.
Below is a list comprised of five very good reasons why composting should be integrated into our lives: at home, at school, and at work.
- Composting is a social responsibility
It is no secret that there is a growing trash problem in the United States. 230 million tons of trash are produced each year. Composting will help reduce this number as what was previously seen as “trash,” is being reused to help grow new vegetation. Not only is it our responsibility to Mother Earth, but it is also our responsibility to ourselves and future generations.
- Plants Appreciate it
Because compost soil is rich in minerals and nutrients, plants that grow out of composting are healthier. The healthier a plant is, the more resistant it becomes to disease, pests, and other environmental factors.
- Easier than it looks
All you really need to compost is space (either your kitchen counter, backyard, or anywhere you have room for a bin), water (compost must stay damp), air (compost needs air, as it is generating live microorganisms), and patience!
- Fat is the new slim
Food waste makes up approximately one-third of the contents in your trash can. You can eliminate your food waste by composting. This saved space creates more room in your trash can, hence purchasing fewer trash bags (which also helps reduce plastic waste) and eventually, you’ll have a waste byproduct that you can use for that herb garden you’ve been meaning to plant. As a result, your waste is slimmed down, not your wallet!
- Health factor
Not only are you helping the planet, but you are also helping yourself, and your family. By cultivating nutrient-dense compost and using it in your garden, your harvest will be more wholesome. Putting organic, healthy foods in your body will, in turn, yield a healthier you. It’s a win-win!
On-site cannabis waste processing is arduous and resources consuming. If you do not have the resources to compost and/or render and process your cannabis waste on-site, consider utilizing a licensed third party cannabis waste service provider. If you’re interested in learning more about off-site cannabis waste processing, check out this post. If you have any specific questions about cannabis waste best practices and services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at 833-225-4242 or e-mail us here.
Contributed by Olivia Quadros
Olivia is a senior at CSU Monterey Bay and is studying International Business.