(Closed) Do You Composte?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We dont but now that I see your post Im thinking of starting. My parents used to composte when I was a little kid. I jsut remember always throwing our egg shells in there!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We composte, but we didnt buy a bin or anything.  You don’t really need to.  We just composte stuff in a big pile in the back corner of the yard in the foresty part.  We have a little bin in the kitchen to fill up with stuff and then throw it on to the pile one a week or so and then turn the pile with a pitch fork.  It works well, we’ve got some really good rich soil from it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

we compost and i can’t wait for Darling Husband to build our planter box so we can start our spring veggie garden!

look for local resources. our area is pretty granola, so we got a compost bin from the city for $35. we finally got worms as well when we realized that we never turned the compost so we were never going to get any dirt from it! that takes care of the smell too if you don’t turn or build the pile properly.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@Gerbera:  My family did when I was a young kid.  It was wonderful and definitely had it’s benefits, but where I’m from, the wildlife become a HUGE issue because of the composte.  No matter what we did and how we enclosed it, it would attract the bears and coyotes, so I think for that reason, my parents stopped doing it, but I’m very fond of the idea!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I live in an apartment right now so I can’t compost.  But I hope if I buy a home, I will.  Then again, right now, it’s a pain in the ass to get the Darling Husband to recycle.  I’m always pulling stuff out of the trash. Grrrr! 

Oh, I compost at work.  Which is probably why I think it’s cool. Oh, that and I live in Seattle.  We are very green here. You would think the Darling Husband would learn by now. (Nope!) *shakes head*

I doubt I would have done it without being expose at work with it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@gerbera it’s a pretty big (maybe 3 ft tall x 2 ft x 2 ft) bin. i think the city offsets the cost in order to get people composting.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We just compost yard debris/grass clippings in a large pile in the backyard. I don’t have any particular urge to deal with an actual machine, and there’s no way we could manage the random wildlife if any food was left in the open. We have dogs and already have racoon and possum issues without having a feast outside for them. And racoons can get into anything, anyways, so the machine might not even deter them. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Gerbera: Oh, cool.  Maybe I could find one on craigslist of cheaper? maybe?

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh I found this blog for an indoor composting bin that doesn’t smell.

http://one-change.com/2006/04/indoor-compost-bin/#

I don’t think this would fly with the Darling Husband, though.

I may just have to wait til I get a house… or if I wanted to be really sneaky, I could bring my trash to work.  haha  Or I wonder if there are places that would take my compost trash?

ETA? I found a local composting site that takes drop off waste. Only 15 minutes from where we live. Woohoo!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We do! Granted, our compost pile has its base in manure and is probably 8 ft tall and sits at the far edge of the property. It is large enough to cover and consume an entire boar, so I doubt that is what you’re looking for. But, yeah, we do. 🙂

On a more practical scale, Future Sister-In-Law composts in her yard. She also has a dog, but they just built a border out of lumber (almost looks like a raised flower bed), and they do clippings and food scrap. The dog knows better than to disturb it, and they live in a normal town and have never had a problem.

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