Organic matter constitutes 35%–40% of municipal solid waste generated in India. This waste can be easily recycled by method of composting, which is one of the oldest forms of disposal. A natural process of decomposition of organic waste, it yields manure/compost, which is rich in nutrients. A biological process in which micro-organisms, mainly fungi & bacteria, convert degradable organic waste into humus like substance, the processed compost looks like soil and has in it high carbon and nitrogen content that makes it excellent medium for growing plants. The process of composting also ensures clean handling of waste that is produced in kitchens as it helps in recycling the nutrients and returning them to the soil as nutrients.