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April 19th, 2011, 04:16 PM
meghan.'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Does anyone here compost? I really want to learn more about it.

I researched our local Green Up and since I live right in the city I get a discount on a compost bin, so it brings the cost of it down to $30. Good incentive.

My big thing I've been into lately is cutting down on our waste. We're doing really well with cutting back our paper towel use, and I am switching over to cloth wipes tomorrow (we already use cloth diapers). I feel like composting is the next step.

Can you keep things in a bin inside and just take it out at the end of the day? Or do you have to take things out right as you need to get rid of them?

Thanks for any info and advice!

Last edited by meghan.; April 19th, 2011 at 04:28 PM.
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April 19th, 2011, 08:23 PM
GranolaMamaOf3's Avatar ~Heather~
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: GA
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I keep mine in an old ice cream bucket or Tupperware bowl with a lid on my kitchen counter, and then just take it out to be emptied every other day, or as needed. It's pretty simple! You can put anything other then meat/dairy in it...from coffee grounds and filters to tea bags, fruit/veggie scraps, banana peels, etc... I've even added the last little bit of cooked beans and rice leftover from dinner(if it's not enough to save). If it is biodegradable, it gets composted!

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April 21st, 2011, 05:14 PM
HS&Fsmom's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NC
Posts: 2,611
I read that you can compost the shreds from a shredder.

Haven't tried anything yet because we're still waiting to move. But when we move, we definitely plan to compost so please point me to any good resources!

What do you do once you start the bin outside? Do you have to do something to it? I have only seen a special on TV about using worms, but don't know much else.

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May 1st, 2011, 06:41 AM
marmeeof5's Avatar Host of Green Mommies
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: sunny Florida!
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I just set mine up outside. I put the composter down on the grass where I wanted it and started throwing my scraps in! A layer of fresh (green) and then occasionally a layer of leaves or paper shreds, if they don't have alot of ink (brown). It's good to be home! (in FL)
~Mary~ "Marmee" to Tiffany(29, married to Bill. Mommy to Karabeth- born 8/07), Christina(26), Heather(24, married to Bryce. Mommy to BE, born 3/09, Conlan, born 9/10 and a girl due 7/13), Ashlee(21, married to Matt, Mommy to Gunner, born 8/12), & Rebecca Joy(15)

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