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  • Mary Lee R. 1 month ago
    Does anyone out there use worms for composting? I have a small kitchen.
  • tommy b. 2 months ago
    today
  • Cynthia S. 2 months ago
    I bought a bin for composting lad year. So far, the breakdown of materials seems slow. Being patient with the process is key. Hoping to use this in my garden this summer.
    • Laurel L. 2 months ago
      Make sure that you get in there with a shovel or rake at least once a day and rotate/turn everything in the bin. If you're not already doing this, you should notice it helps a bit.
    • Cynthia S. 2 months ago
      Thank you. I have only been rotating the bin a couple of times a week. I didn't know it was needed daily. That's probably why breakdown is taking so long.
    • Laurel L. 2 months ago
      That's what we had been doing...only a couple times a week. I figured 'well, it probably won't help, but I'll try daily', and it seemed to help. Hopefully it helps you too! :-)
  • June S. 2 months ago
    So glad our county purchased a composting machine and takes food waste from restaurants and grocery stores as well as the general public. They have a drop off spot just a couple of miles from our house and we take our compostables up there about once a month. It's amazing how much we accumulate over a month's time. We keep it in the fridge until we take it up there; we don't have much freezer space. The county then uses the compost in projects around the county, so it's a win-win situation!
    • CECILIA C. 1 month ago
      Where is this?
    • June S. 1 month ago
      New Hanover County, North Carolina. And I just found out that compostable plastic bags can be used! Found a box of them at local Publix. It will be even easier now to drop off my compost!
  • VICKI R. 2 months ago
    I wished I knew how to even get started with composting with very little space. I am sure it's on the internet but I am not sure it would even be worth it.
    • BenD@Recyclebank 2 months ago

      We save our food scraps in a container in our freezer and take it to our local farmers market on the weekend. It's a nice ritual, and I think I does make a difference, but also realise it's not always that easy.

    • Lucy L. 2 months ago
      Vicki, it's not all that difficult. If you have any sort of garden, simply bury your vegetable scraps, coffee/tea grounds, any non-animal protein waste right in the dirt. Occasionally turn it over to aerate and give it a bit of water. Your veggie scraps break down really well if your garden is in full sun.
    • VICKI R. 2 months ago
      I have a beautiful garden (just flowers and bushes) but they are covered with rock because we live where they require desert landscaping. But maybe I can try in the middle of my lawn where I have a enclosed circle with a lantana, that has died. Thank you for the information
    • Linda L. 2 months ago
      It is a bit tedious, but if you get so you just don't think about it, just whatever you can compost, put it in a shoe box or an old paint can and make a special spot for it out of doors. It makes for less carrying stuff from your house to the trash can ...
    • Jessica J. 2 months ago
      Vicki, I bought a tumbling barrel composter for my backyard. I used to have a kitchen composter but I kept getting fruit flies. Now I just collect scraps in a bowl and take them out to the composter every day or two. You can't expect to get lots of mulch right away though! It took nearly a year for us to get enough mulch to use in the garden. Still, I like knowing that my food scraps are not going into the landfill.
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