What is Composting?

A recycling process that breaks down organic matter using fungi, bacteria, insects, worms and other organisms to create nutrient-dense fertilizer.

  • There are 2 types of composting methods that create equally nutrient-rich waste. 

Let's Get to It!


Large-scale Composting Designed for High Volumes of Organic Waste

This is the stuff you throw in your compost trash bins at home, and your local waste management usually monitors it.

An industrial composting facility optimizes the process to ensure the fast breakdown of organic waste. This method controls the biodegrading conditions like size, temperature, and oxygen levels to provide high-quality, toxic-free compost.

  • Monitored Process

    A closely supervised, multi-step process using controlled amounts of resources

  • Fast Breakdown

    Speeds up the natural composting process using regulated temperatures.

  • Safe Technology

    Some facilities can compost vermin-attracting trash like meats and dairy.

But here’s where it gets tricky, this recycling method may not be easily available in some regions of the US. Check with your local trash services for more information on industrial composting.


Small-scale Composting for Household Organic Waste

  • Obviously, this takes more research and education on your part.

    Home-composting is your journey. We love everyone who takes the big step toward self-sufficiency by disposing of their organic waste at home in backyard soil, barrel or bin. 

    Since the conditions are natural, home biodegradation of trash takes longer to decompose, usually for months. Home-composting will not break down PLA bioplastic products and is unsuitable for meat, fish or dairy.

What Goes Inside YuckSacks?


Why Do Certifications Matter?

Now that you know the difference between home and industrial composting let’s take a look at the labels.

Companies can simply label a product “compostable” and not specify how or where a product should be disposed. If a product is not composted correctly in an industrial facility or in your home, it doesn't serve its eco-friendly purpose. Transparency is key.


    Yucksacks are certified BPI Industrial Compostable.


    Yucksacks use biodegradable ink and are 100% non-toxic.

We make sure our compostable products are certified so that you always know how to compost Owlpack products correctly and effectively. We're really trying to impact your carbon footprint!