Posts Tagged ‘composting bins’

Countertop Composting Bin

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

For those who have limited space at home, doing vermicomposting may seem impossible.  Others would think that you should have a wide backyard in order to recycle your scraps. Well, the good news is, you can do composting no matter how limited your area is.  With the advent of countertop composting bin, you can already sort your garbage easily so that those organic scraps will be segregated from the non-biodegradable ones.

There are different kinds of countertop composting bins.  All of those have different designs that would perfectly suit your taste.  If you do not want a bin that will make your kitchen look ugly, then you can buy those commercial bins.  There is the stainless steel compost pail, white stoneware compost pail, bamboo compost pail and more designs.  Each of these has its own feature.  Some has charcoal filters to avoid and manage foul odors while some are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.  You can also choose the size of the bin that would be enough for your counter.  Some bins can hold 3 gallons of scraps while others can hold 1 gallon.  The price also varies depending on the design that you want.

Meanwhile, if you do not have budget to buy that stylish countertop composting bin, you can also use the plastic containers that you already have at home.  Have a container that would fit into your counter; a coffee canister will do.  Make sure it has a lid to keep flies from going inside the bin.  You can also paint it with the color you want, just make sure that you do not paint the filter.

Whether your countertop composting bin is homemade or commercially made, what’s important is you can have a bin to throw your scraps to.  You no longer need to run outside just to dispose your wastes because the bin is just within your reach.

Tips for Worm Composting in the Fall with Red Wigglers

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Fall CompostingAll beatific visions, really, but exactly how do any of them apply to the gray-skied, brown grassed and hard-ground filled times of winter? Easy. It’s called preventative maintenance.

During the winter, there are ways to maintain your green lifestyle so you can more readily walk through your lush lawn and pick from your organic veggie garden come spring.

Here’s how:

Keep Your Eye on the Prize
When the winter cold gushes in leaving you indoors much more than out, more apt to be holding a cup of hot tea than your hoe or shovel, it’s still important to remember that your garden needs you to be green-minded.

If you have never had a compost pile before, then there’s no time like the present to begin one, freezing temperatures, snow and all. Indoor worm composting is a great way to create that dark brown, nutrient-rich soil your vegetables and fruits will thrive in. Contact us to learn more about indoor composting or see our products page for some indoor bin ideas. Don’t forget our Super Red Wiggler Worms, because indoor composting is only done with these little wrigglers. Your diligence will pay off come warm weather when your garden is hearty and bountiful.

ReDuce, ReUse, ReCycle?
Yup – Still Relevant in Winter

The winter months can lead to increased gas or oil usage for home heating, a fact that is tied to our extended fossil-fuel consumption as well as increased costs of living. In lieu of cranking up the heat when the wind starts to blow, try on that new sweater you got for the holidays or throw some blankets around to be grabbed during tv time. You can keep your heat lower and still be snuggly warm.

Continue recycling as usual and if possible, reuse paper plates and cups. Freezing water pipes can be a real issue during the cold winter months in some regions and paper and plastic consumption tends to rise. Reuse what you can and try to be mindful that each plate and cup is a little more of our natural resources being stripped away.

Like a Rolling Stone…
Continuing on with our plagiarized and clichéd headers, we know that idea of transportation during the winter can be a chore, too. However, there is no better time than winter to start that car pool you and your neighbor have chatted about over the fence for the last year or so. Reducing gas usage and wear and tear on your respective vehicles are great reasons to get to know your neighbor a little better. The clincher, in my opinion, is the 50% reduction in dealing with people on the road during your commute that panic over a dusting of snow and go ten miles and hour for four miles while you fret behind them. Grab your java, call shotgun, and snooze into the office.