Category Archives: Composting

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Composting for Dummies Pt. 4: DIY Countertop Compost Caddy

There are a few ways in which you can collect your food scraps in your kitchen so that you won’t be constantly running outside to dump them in your compost bin. There are a bunch of countertop containers on the market and I even have some available for you along with compost liners in the Savvy Shop.

But here, I’m gonna show you how to make your own! (It’s really easy).

DIY Countertop Compost Caddy

What you’ll need:

  • An empty container that’s at least a 3lb capacity (I recycled an old oxygen cleaner container for this, because it has a nifty handle.)
  • Power drill with small drill bit to make hole in top (No drill? You can use a hammer and drywall nail instead)
  • Charcoal filter (You can find these here and at pet stores )
  • Hot glue gun or Crazy Glue
  • Velcro (you’re only going to use the side with the “teeth”)

Directions: Continue reading

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Composting for Dummies pt.3 : Indoor Composting

Believe it or not, you can compost indoors very effectively, and no it will not smell up your house or apartment. Here are two types of indoor composters to chose from:

Automatic Indoor Composter – This little baby works like magic. It can take all kinds of food, including meat, fish and dairy that other composters can’t take. It’s compact, can fit under a sink or in a cabinet and consumes and aerates large amounts of food rather quickly. You can have a full harvest of ready-to-use compost in as little as 2 weeks with this thing. It eliminates having to collect your Continue reading

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Composting for Dummies pt.2 – Outdoor Composting

Types of Outdoor Composting

So in Composting For Dummies Part 1 we covered what composting is, why it’s beneficial to you and the environment and what it’s used for. Now let’s get into the how’s of composting. Here’s a list of the ways in which you can compost and they’re pros and cons.

Simple Compost Pile – This is essentially just an area of land that is used just for composting. It’s just like it sounds, just a pile of compost. PROS: No setup, no tools needed, compost can just be scooped from the bottom of the pile. Plus it’s free. CONS: Animals can get to it easily. A fair amount of land is required, so that when it rains or when the wind blows, compost bits aren’t flying at your house, must be aerated* by hand. Continue reading

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Composting For Dummies (Pt 1)

Since I just got very first composter about a week and a half ago, I thought I’d share some of my research and chronicle my composting journey here on the blog. I’m going to start with some of the basic question that I asked when I was looking to join the composting corps. So here goes: Continue reading

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Why Your Garbage Disposer Is NOT Green

I remember when I had my garbage disposal put into my new kitchen years ago, I thought that I was doing something “green”, my food waste was NOT going to waste carbon emissions being trucked off to some some landfill somewhere, and would return to the earth’s natural resources to fertilize the soil and feed Bambi and the kids.

Um…not.so.much. Continue reading