Basically I just took a Rubbermade tub, drilled a crap-ton (yup, technical jargon) of holes and stuck it in my side-bed outside the garage door. The site gets some sun for all important temperature control, the holes keep it aerated, any drainage will just run into the planting bed for those lucky plants and I can reach it by traversing the garage and leaning out the door making it perfect for year end use.
I then got this to collect stuff in the kitchen.
The process is:
- Collect compostable stuff in the house.
- Walk jar out to composter when full and tip it in.
- Give bin a good shake.
- Add some dry stuff if it seems to smelly.
Simple and fast. Plus, at this price, if I fill it no worries, just stick it in the woods next to the planting bed and pull it out when it is all "cooked."
See? That wasn't really so complicated now was it?
Between this and the increased recycling I have developed an odd fixation on how much trash we produce. Currently we only do one standard trash service can per week and it is rarely full. This is including the fact that we still have a baby in diapers full time. Not too shabby really. I know I am a sick freak, but it gives me a warm fuzzy when I cook a meal and the only trash is the meat packaging or when I look at all the neatly sorted recycling ready to hit the curb. Perhaps there is a support group for this kind of thing...