Composting is the process of discarding fruit and vegetable scraps and lawn waste in a compost pile where invertebrates such as earthworms, beetle grubs and millipedes feed on the materials and brake it down. By breaking the scraps down there become a greater surface area for bacteria, fungi and microbes to live and further break down the compost. By cutting up food scraps to smaller pieces you are effectively creating a greater surface area fro those microbes to live.
- smaller scraps break down faster so cutting scraps is advised
- even if you don’t cut scraps, things like worms and snails will still consume it
- things like woods should be cut because wood takes long to naturally decay
“Cutting up scraps will help your compost break down faster by increasing the surface area of the compostable material.”