431+ tonnes of compost put back in soil since 2012
Indian cities produce huge amounts of waste daily. Out of this at least 60% is organic waste. Research has shown that residences contribute 80% of this organic component.
Each family of 4 using our composter produces at least 100 kgs of nutrients for soil, every year. Each community of 25 homes produces at least 3000 kgs of nutrients for soil, every year.
In addition if dry waste is kept separate from vegetable peels then recycling of other materials (technical nutrients) also become feasible. So homes become the agents of change and producers of nutrients instead of producers of poison.
We help complete the circular nutrition flow by feeding the mature compost back to soil - in and around the city and in peri urban farms for growing healthy food. Since this compost is made by citizens, we call it Citizen Compost!
Recent studies show how important compost is in the work of carbon sequestration - the locking of soil organic carbon, and keeping it away from the atmosphere; thereby reducing the effect of greenhouse gases.
In doing so, our work supports a circular economy where the living system of soil is regenerated and soil is used to mitigate climate change, by design.
Distributing compost to farmers
Daily Dump helps farmers adopt agro forestry, increase incomes and combat climate change by using rich organic compost.
Collaborating with communities
We work with agroforestry efforts, ensuring that farmers have access to healthy compost.
Tree plantation using Daily Dump Citizen Compost
An organic farm prepares its tree orchard
and uses the compost created by Daily Dump customers in the field.
From Waste to Nutrition and Back
Putting compost back into soil is the best way to close the loop of food waste and create organic food.
Feeding plants with nutrient rich compost
An organic farm using the compost. Farmers value compost for its ability to regenerate soil.
Collecting, Sieving, Maturing and Transporting Nutrition
This process is challenging and most often,
costs of transportation make compost purchase unattractive to farmers
Compost as nutrition in fields
Top dressing by compost releases the nutrition slowly to the roots and is effective as mulch as well.
Compost is worth celebrating!
We value compost and make sure we share the magic with everyone
We handpick all inorganic bits, sieve and mature compost well before sending it to farms.
The farm is 4 acres and I have been using compost from daily dump for 3 years now and it’s been an essential component to moving the farm from arid dry land, to a more fertile and thriving farm.
The compost has been especially key because there is very limited water here, over time the top soil has become more fertile by regular application of compost to all the trees.
Attached are before and after pictures. In general, it is a bit too early to see any difference. It takes about 5 years to regenerate the land after such misuse.
The land area was used as a dumping ground for construction debris.
We levelled the surface and made vegetable beds using compost from Daily Dump.
We added green leaf cuttings and cow dung to the beds to increase the nutrient value. We have also released earthworms in the vegetable beds. Earlier, it was impossible to grow anything on the land. Now we are able to grow vegetables fairly well.
Rajnish Radhakrishnan (Dragonfly Organic Farms)
Thank you so much for the continued support... Yes, the fruit patch has totally transformed, there are earthworms all over the patch that has 200 fruit trees (about 18 species)...
Attached is a picture of how the land is right now, it was an absolutely dry and barren piece when we first got it in 2014. Now it is heavily looking like a village :)
Looking forward to seeing you
Kalyan Akkipeddi (Proto Village)