My husband came home from the store today with a surprise. One that made me smile really widely: A compost bin! Finally!
He gave it to me right before dinner so all the non-meat scraps that are sitting on the table will soon find a new home. I can’t wait to see how this is going to affect our garbage output. Now almost everything old and moldy sitting in the fridge will get tossed in the compost as well as grass clippings and leaves. I will also toss in our old egg cartons (the paper kind, of course), paper towels, tissues and napkins. And I can even throw in my shredded documents.
Experts say that those who compost can reduce the amount of trash they send to a landfill by 30 to 50 percent. I guess we’ll see, but in the meantime I’m off to clean out my fridge. What an exciting way to spend a Saturday night. Thanks, Chris!
Do you compost? Any tips for me? If you do compost have you seen a big reduction in the amount of garbage you’re putting out every week?