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Waste not October 5, 2008

Posted by liajo in How to tips.
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Kitchen recycling for the compost pile is one of the easiest and best things you can ever do for your gardens.  I have a 10 quart galvanized pail on the kitchen counter.  No it doesn’t stink up the kitchen.  Two things really help ensure there won’t be any smell.  Use galvanized or steel instead of plastic and put your coffee grounds in it. 

I keep my pail lined with about four pages of newspaper and in goes every type of kitchen waste.  Vegetable and fruit scrapes, egg shells and coffee grounds.  I include scrapes of bread, which worms happen to love and paper towels. 

About once a week I take the whole thing to the vegetable garden and dump it in the corner.  In the winter I may dump it directly on empty beds.  I use the newspaper that lined to pail to make weed barriers.

Kitchen recycling is not only a waste not system, but it’s also an ashes to ashes approach since most of the waste came out of the gardens to begin with.