Notice anything different kitchen-wise from the post two days ago? Let me help with a side-by-side comparison!
Hiding next to the sink is this little cutie!
What does that mean, exactly? We now save the majority of our food scraps (and some other goodies) in the above ceramic bucket from World Market. I chose that particular compost container because it blends in so well with the countertops, and it received excellent reviews online. Plus, it was only $14.99 to boot! Can’t beat the price!
Even though it’s small, the countertop bucket doesn’t fill up for a good 3 to 4 days, at which point we then take it outside to put it in our giant composter:
We went with the Suncast Tumbler composter because of its portability. When we move out of this rental, we’d like to be able to hose the composter down and move it with us. Because we were specifically looking for one that could be moved, we were slightly limited in options, and ended up shelling out $98. However, there are so many composters on the market, and you can find one much more reasonable! If you live in a house, I suggest looking at making your own out of a few pallets. Or you can simply buy one of these outdoor composters (hover over each picture for pricing):
And if you live in an apartment, you might want to consider keeping one of these around (they can be kept indoors!):
Basically, the cliff notes of composting is that there are things you can compost and things you cannot.
Compostable items include:
Fruit and vegetable scraps
Lawn & garden weeds
Seaweed and kelp
Straw or hay
Corn cobs, stalks
Non-compostable items include:
Meat, fish, animal fats and bones
Fatty foods (dairy products, sauces, salad dressing, cooking oil)
Dog/cat poo (this is a big frowny face :-( for us…)
Plants that have gone to seed or are diseased
Doesn’t it feel good to help the planet?!
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