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Old 05-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Kitchen composting

We have a small garden in the summer and DH also built me composting bins. I'd like to get back into including kitchen compost. So, looking for a nice kitchen bin that's easy to use and clean. Also, does anyone use the compostable bags that go in them?

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Old 05-10-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Never needed the compostable bags. I just put my kitchen scraps in a large open tupperware container,dump daily, and do a quick rinse. If I let the scraps sit for longer than two days, they dry and stick to side of the pail, which makes cleaning much more difficult. At work, we use this pail. I like how it simple and doesn't hold smells. http://www.gardeners.com/Brushed-Stainless-Steel-Compost-Pail/CompostPails_Cat,38-560,default,cp.html
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I have a lidded ice cream gallon-sized container that sits in one side of the sink. I dump it daily and wash in the dishwasher every few days.
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Re: Kitchen composting

I use an old plastic container and dump daily (or every other day). We get ants several times a year, when that happens I keep the container in the fridge. I've had the big kitchen composter (well, big in that it took up a fair amount of my small kitchen's counter space), that cost me a pretty penny. In the end, I realized I was too lazy to open the lid each time. So the old Tupperware works great for me...lol.
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That's ingenious! I occasionally get ants in the summer. I'm gonna try putting my scrap pail in the fridge when the ants show up again.
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the purchasing of something to line the disposal container is not necessarily a "green" choice. you are buying something that requires packaging that required water and energy resources to make. Of course the "green" industry is going to make you a product you think is good, but is it really?


I use a 5 lbs I can't believeits not butter tub, I put it on the window ledge outiside until full and then take to the composter as needed, I never keep scraps inside.
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the purchasing of something to line the disposal container is not necessarily a "green" choice. you are buying something that requires packaging that required water and energy resources to make. Of course the "green" industry is going to make you a product you think is good, but is it really?.
Great point!!
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Re: Kitchen composting

Thanks for everyone's help. Gonna find me a small container then and just get in the habit of dumping daily.
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I just use an open container as well and dump daily.
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I use old plastic coffee cans.
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