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January 13, 2015

composting containers
posted by soe 1:40 am

I think I mentioned earlier this winter that our community garden has gained closed composting bins. I have not composted before, but it’s one of my goals for 2015.

I’d like some advice, though.

My major concern about composting is pest control. Not of the four-legged sort, but of the six-legged variety. I know us and the most frequently we’re going to get down to the garden is twice a week, and that’s probably more likely in the summer than the winter when there’s nothing to water or harvest. So something that seals well is imperative.

Second, I want something smallish. (Not small, mind you. Just not gigantic.) I’d rather not have an in-cabinet option, since once you’ve had pests living in a cabinet, even if they’re long gone, it’s not something you’d like them to make attractive in any way. However, we also have a galley-style kitchen, so space is at a premium.

Finally, weight: It’s roughly 2/3 of a mile to the garden, so something light, but still scent-impervious is preferable. Biobags are only allowed to be composted if we shred them, so I admit I’m not ecstatic about the idea, but am willing to consider it if folks say it’s my best bet.

Do you compost? Do you like the in-house container you use to do so? Suggestions and thoughts are appreciated.

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