How to Make Money Composting

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While some toss organic materials into the same trash can as inorganic ones, others recognize the benefits of setting this matter aside and using it for composting. By engaging in composting, you can convert would-be trash to useful and nutrient-rich organic matter. Not only is composting a process that helps the planet, it can also be a financially beneficial one for you. Through composting, you can likely add some cash to your pocket.

Collect compostable goods from businesses for a fee. Just as businesses pay for trash pickup, some will pay for compost pickup if they lack the space or supplies necessary to compost themselves, but wish to engage in the green practice. Market yourself to companies, offering your services as a compostable goods pickup person; you'll only earn some cash, but also acquire more goods to add to your compost pile.

Sell composting products to individuals or small businesses. The rich organic matter that results from successful composting is useful when added to gardens as a fertilizer. Sell the by-product of your composting efforts to neighbors who may wish to green up their garden or yard, or market your offerings to small businesses, particularly those with an eco-friendly focus. They may be eager to us this more organic means of keeping their landscaping green.

Sell composting supplies. If you are a skilled composter, you may be just the person to help others get started in this eco-friendly practice. Create and sell composting supplies, including bins and instruction manuals, to other would-be composters to earn some extra cash while protecting the environment.

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